Following a rather nice week in Portugal, we arrived back in the UK yesterday afternoon and were pleasantly surprised by the sunshine which greeted us as we stepped off the plane. Usually, when we get back from a holiday, we arrive to driving rain, sleet, snow, plunging temperatures and high winds. But not this time!
Malcolm and I have been staying in the resort of Praia da Rocha on the Algarve and while the resort itself was nothing to get excited about - typical high-rise blocks of apartments, hotels and general holiday sprawl - the surrounding area was beautiful. The beach at Praia da Rocha was just what you would expect, acres of sterile sand and blue seas lapping at the shore.