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The view from my window at 13.30hrs on February 13th. It’s fog or low cloud. I am not sure of the finer points of difference. It’s raining a little as well.
The fog lifts in the afternoons then it just rains. But it hasn’t today! It’s coming up to 5pm and the scene hasn’t changed. Everything is grey and it’s feeling very damp. My weather station says humidity is 95% outdoors, 81% indoors, so the fog must be seeping in.
We have had several days like this. it is not cold, 15.8C as I write.
While I cannot take any new pictures, here are a couple of old pictures of Albufeira that have recently been discovered on the internet.
This one we think is from around 1915.
No idea of the date of this one but obviously from after aircraft came onto the scene!
Here’s a few more pictures of Albufeira from May 2004
and just half dozen from Christmas week 2004
It was a really pleasant afternoon so I went for a walk from Santa Eulalia along the cliffs and beaches through Oura to Albufeira. Here are a few pictures. Santa Eulalia beach first, from above looking east. The area of the 2013 cliff collapse can clearly be seen.
Praia da Oura looking east.
Praia do Inatel – not bad for the end of January!
and the Inatel hotel looking good in it’s new guise.
Heading towards the supermarket and I spotted these happy creatures in the Bairro dos Pescadores (Fishermen’s Village) :
I recently found a picture CD in the wrong case with a lot of pictures taken by me on visits in 2003,2004 and 2005 before I moved here.
I hope you find them of interest. Here is the first set, about a dozen pictures taken during the week of Christmas in 2003. The weather was really nice!
It’s January but the flowers are coming out. It’s a nice walk towards Ferreiras away from the roads.
Above is a typical example of the ‘I don’t care attitude’ of so many people here. It is commonplace to dump building ruble like this. Many people are too lazy to go to an official tip.
Below is the Eden Resort, about 3/4 mile out of Albufeira. It was a cloudy day.
Regular readers will have been following the story of the Salgados lagoon, which is to the west of Albufeira. The recent rains have filled the lagoon once more and it seems that most of the rehabilitation work seems to be complete. Some work is ongoing including the installation of pipes to carry water from the pumping station and better balance the flow of water between the lagoon and the open sea.
Sad to say, as I am sure many of you know, the Silves council which controls the area to the west of the lagoon, has approved a huge project to build two five star hotels and three golf courses on what is currently open land. This will be bound to have an effect on the lagoon.
Locals and others are arguing vehemently about this, particularly in view of the several half built or empty resort developments that exists within a few km of this area. But you can’t fight city hall, especially when the appropriate inducements have no doubt been received.
Photo album here
I have not had a chance to caption them as yet but most of you will recognise the various places.
I will do the captions in the morning.
Latest picture set at http://sdrv.ms/1h1Ag0s
These pictures were taken on Monday 23rd December. It was a cloudy day and there are a lot of shadows but I hope the pictures still work for you. This is the Cerro Grande area of Albufeira, to the west of the old town and above the marina.
Above the marina and running towards São Rafael and Galé is a tall ridge on which there are some very desirable residences.
A road then track called Caminho da Baleeira runs along it.