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Albufeira May 2018

In Albufeira on May 17, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

Just a couple of pictures from yesterday afternoon, a sunny day but a little windy!

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Town beach around 5pm yesterday. View is from the terrace of Casa del Mar restaurant next to Sol e Mar hotel.

And today, one of the little beaches to the west of town. This is Praia do Castelo.

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Visit to Portimão 8th May 2018

In Algarve, Portugal on May 9, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: , , ,

Visit to Portimão 8th May 2018

Just a short trip for an afternoon out. There was a cruise ship in town, the Seabourne Quest, 32,348 tons. Ship carries 456 passengers in some luxury I should imagine! I was unable to get too close because of the security.

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An event was being laid on for the passengers, who seemed mostly French. Local estate agents were occupying some of the tents. Musicians were setting up a stage behind where I was standing.

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Also docked was the replica French sailing frigate L’Hermione.

This isn’t my picture. Large crowds waiting to go on board blocked my view. I didn’t have time to spare unfortunately. The vessel is a replica of the frigate of the same name that carried the Marquis Lafayette from France to the not quite USA in 1780, where he joined the War of Independence on the American side. Later in his life he was in command of the National Guard at the time of the French Revolution, but was imprisoned for five years by the radical elements. He was later offered the ‘job’ of dicator, which he declined. As one does.

The ship will be visiting various locations in Spain and France until June 16th.

In a disused part of the dock, a stork has made its next on top of a old crane job.

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Nearby is a part of the conveyors that were used to transfer fish from the boats into the factories that once lined the river. All gone now. The Portimão museum is located there now.

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View of Portimão from down by the dock.

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The railway bridge built in 1915 is 330 metres long, carrying the line across the River Arade.

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And finally, a view across the river to Ferragudo.
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Albufeira local residents

In Albufeira, Animals on May 5, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

Enjoying some afternoon sun near the beach on Thursday afternoon.

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Albufeira beach Thursday 3rd May 2018

In Albufeira on May 5, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

Temperature around 22ºC, a little windy.

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Flowers blooming

In Albufeira on May 2, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

In our little rock garden here in rather less than sunny Albufeira! The wet weather has brought everything out.

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Yes I know these are not flowers!
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Albufeira Beach 26th April 2018

In Albufeira on April 26, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

Just to keep things ticking over. It was reasonably sunny today, although rather windy. These shots of the old town beach in Albufeira were taken a little after 1130am.

This is the new ‘welcome building’ under construction at the pinnacle end of the beach. It will be a bar, restaurant, toilet and shower facility to replace a smaller building destroyed in a storm a few years ago. Work has been delayed by the recent bad weather.

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Albufeira green and wet

In Albufeira on April 19, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

The recent rain has brought out the flowers. Supermarket garden.

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The little stream that runs towards and then under the town is flowing fairly well.

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The problem for me is that flowers and blossoms mean pollen! Hayfever time is here. I must be almost alone in looking forward to the forecast rain for Friday afternoon and the weekend.