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Don't expect anything too high-tech or flashy, this is simply a 'diary' to share some of my photos, thoughts and observations - with a particular bias towards the natural world and the countryside around my home.
Monday, 2 December 2019
Malcolm and I, returned late last night, from a few days away in the Algarve. We stayed at the Pestana Dom João II hotel.
We arrived on Thursday and spent a few hours finding our way around the local area and enjoying the views.
This part of the Algarve, is well known for the crumbling cliffs, which seem to disintegrate more and more each year, requiring more 'danger' signs to be displayed.
Thankfully, it was very quiet everywhere as it's the end of the season, so we had the beaches and boardwalks almost to ourselves.
We had lunch at a lovely sea-front restaurant, with views across the harbour and the yachts moored there.
The harbour area, takes up a small part of the extensive wetlands, popular with wading birds of all kinds (more of which, later).
Large areas of scrub and dune systems, provide a home to many other species of birds and other wildlife.