Tuesday, 15 October 2013

The Return

Malcolm and I returned home yesterday afternoon, from a week spent in the sunshine of the Algarve.  We have been very lucky with the weather during our stay, with the sun shining on us almost unbroken.  As a result, the temperatures have also been rather high - indeed a little too high for my liking on occasion.  we were staying once again at the Club Maria Louisa Apartments in the small town of Olhos d'Agua, near Albufeira.  This view is from the vantage point overlooking the small beach and sea-side apartments and villas.
From the other side of the beach, the view takes in the small landing site where local fishermen land their fishing boats and off-load their catch of sardines to the beach-front restaurants.
Close by, there are dozens of small gullies, carved into the crumbling cliffs by rain and the actions of the sea.  In one of these gullies, an extensive, wooden board-walk has been constructed to allow access to the cliffs without eroding them further.
The viewing platforms constructed along it, make great places to stand and watch the sea - Malcolm was certainly enjoying the view.
There will be more from our trip over the next few days, so stay tuned...!
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