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Galé beach near Albufeira 270520

In Albufeira on May 27, 2020 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

This beach is a favorite for many and I know people miss being there! Galé beach this morning.

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Winged visitor

In Albufeira on May 26, 2020 by cubsur51 Tagged:

We get these every now and then, coming in on the wind. This one was 6 or 7cm long without horns. It wasn’t doing anything, just sitting in a rosebush giving me the eye while I was pulling some weeds.

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Albufeira old town Sunday 24th May 2020

In Albufeira, Algarve on May 24, 2020 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

Albufeira old town update. It is still very quiet compared to what we became used to. A very few of the old town restaurants are now open. Those I spotted, in no particular order, C19, Shalom, Zansi, La Barca, Granfinus, Casa da Fonte, Bravo (I think), Louisiana, Cabana Fresca and and Taska D´Alkhaz. There were almost no customers. A note on the door of Prazeres says it will open tomorrow. Obviously many are waiting for the airlines to resume flying into Faro and some tourists coming.

A few of the small ‘pastelaria’ type places are also open. The pictures below were taken around 1300hrs today.

Seems odd to me that the Chinese shops and other selling stuff for the beach, souvenirs and general tat are open (with again no customers) but bars are not!

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La Barca was open but empty.

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‘Bar Street’ Albufeira old town. Only one place open.

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Cais Herculano where Cabana Fresca and Louisiana were open.

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Sign outside Prazeres. Others will perhaps open soon.

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Bravo might have been open, but there was no sign of any staff and no customers.

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Shalom and Zansi were both open, again devoid of custom.

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Elsewhere along Avenida da Liberdade almost everywhere remains closed, except for C19 across the road from here and two nearby pastelarias.

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Except of course the Chinese shops!

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Tunes bar closed but two doors away somewhere else is open.

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Many of you will know of ‘dogman’ and his hounds. This is the last of them.

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Any many will know the infamous green tiled building on the clifftop near the Rocamar hotel. Demolition of the interior proceeds. A steel frame supports the facade. it’s difficult to get an angle to see inside, but I will try during the week to see what’s happening.

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Albufeira beach Sunday 24th May 2020

In Albufeira on May 24, 2020 by cubsur51 Tagged:

It was fairly busy around lunchtime today, but obviously not nearly as busy as it would be if there were tourists from other countries around. The beaches are not officially ‘open’ for another two weeks, so the rules that will be applied then currently do not apply. Air temperature was 30º. The beach bars are all closed.

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Totally unacceptable!

In Albufeira on May 23, 2020 by cubsur51 Tagged:

What is wrong with some people here? Dumping building débris by the roadside is not something you do unless lazy, ignorant, uncaring or perhaps all three. Seen this morning not far from where I live. This is unfortunately fairly normal around there.

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Albufeira beach 17th May

In Albufeira, Algarve on May 17, 2020 by cubsur51 Tagged:

A nice sunny day, around 25º. Although not as busy as it is usually on a sunny day, there were quite a few people taking advantage of the sunshine and paying no need to any rules and regulations concerning no sunbathing, for example!
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Albufeira 16th and 17th May 2020

In Albufeira on May 17, 2020 by cubsur51

Yesterday, I took a walk around the marina. A few places were obviously getting things ready for re-opening on Monday, but the people at the SPAR supermarket seemed to have jumped the gun.

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Today, the old town was still very quiet with only a few restaurants seeming to be getting ready for tomorrow’s permitted and limited re-opening.

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The terrace at the Sol e Mar hotel has been completely dismantled.

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Work on the drains has almost finished.

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