Thursday, 26 November 2009

Home Again

We arrived back home from our Portuguese holiday, yesterday afternoon. Having spent the last nine days in sunshine and temperatures well into the 70's, coming home to cold and windy Britain was a bit of a shock to the system.
We have been staying at the small village of Olhos d'Agua, between Albufeira and Faro, on the Algarve. We stayed at the Maria Louisa Apartments and we can heartily recommend it for an out-of-season, quit stay.
Comfortable and well equipped and only a few yards away from the steps down to the beach which was clean, sandy and often deserted.
A short walk into the main village, you will find the main street which ends at the seafront and a small fishing community. The fishermen spend the day sitting by their blue-painted huts, mending their nets and attending to their small boats. It's all very quaint.
The boats are launched over the beach and hauled back up by rope when they return with their catch. It seems that quite a lot of their catch is sold in the restaurants on the seafront as the small of barbecued sardines was often to be 'sniffed' as we clambered around the cliffs overlooking the scene.
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