Alvor

Alvor it is then for the rugby weekend, stayed on the designated camper park for €4.50/night, busy due to the closing of the Portimao site. Always good for a fish supper and an Irish bar or two !

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Another dooer upera !
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Lunch with a view
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Everyone seems to have an opinion on my goatee! If it was on George Cluny it would be seen as cool ?

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Careful where you walk !

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Sagres,Lagos and Figuiera

Sagres sits on the very southwestern tip of Portugal, lands end, as we would call it, Figuiera sits between Sagres and Lagos so it’s one rough, beautifully scenic coast line.

We parked in a free unofficial car park with other like minded mixed nationality campers and had a good first night, next night settled in to be moved on at 21:30 by the GNR, so off to Lagos to arrive very quietly at 11 pm !

So a few nights in Lagos then off to Figuiera for a pleasant few days in a very nice French/Portuguese run aire.

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Sagres harbour

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…….that’s it, got moved along !
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Lagos
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Every expedition starts with “un cafe”
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Rock Oyster beds gently washed by the tides in the lagoons
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Caught this strange looking creature grazing away and swimming like an aquatic butterfly, beautifully marked close up.
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The coastline around Figuiera

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Mole cricket, I think !
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The spring almond blossom

 

Armacao de Pera

Back to the coast with the weather forecast of a weekend with some rain. So we set up on the high ground and broke out the waterproof gear. The village proved a nice place to be with a good mix of eateries and a bars, showing all that weekends six nations games was The Water Dog, result yet again.

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Set amongst the Eucalyptus trees shedding acorn style bombs from up on high, scares a man to death in the dead of night !
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Rugby oasis
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Scenic coastal shots.

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Flower shots…..
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……trumpeter……
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…..tea drinking flower….
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….Spring is springing through the springs !
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Little church with a tunnel below connecting the two beaches.
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She’s seen the light !!!
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The Clacking Storks squatting every tall chimney.