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Salgados Lagoon second try

In Albufeira on March 4, 2015 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

I managed to get down there yesterday afternoon after a bad few days of blocked air vents, broken glasses and an horrific bill from the dentist!

I was wondering why the air vent from my bathroom did not seem to be doing much. With a neighbour’s help, we prised the vent cover off the wall and all sorts of debris fell out. Digging around a bit inside we dragged out all manner of stuff, including the remains of two plastic bags, which seemed to have been chewed by rats or mice to make a nest.

The cowboys who built the place back in the 1970’s hadn’t properly installed the ductwork, leaving a gap between pipe and wall sufficiently large for creatures great and small to move around. Some several hours work of hacking and filling later, the duct is now properly sealed, terminated and behind a new grille cover. Up on the roof we made the pipes higher to get a better draw of air.

So seeking some respite from toil, I jumped on the bike yesterday afternoon and went back to Salgados. This time I made sure I had some charged batteries.

The lagoon is very full and there were lots of birds of different shapes, sizes and colours doing whatever birds do to enjoy themselves on a sunny day. There were plenty of people out as well, including two fairly brave souls on the beach in bikinis. It wasn’t that warm in fact it got quite windy.

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Salgados Lagoon 3rd March 2015

The full set is here. I have not yet been able to caption them as the Microsoft One Drive site is messing me about.

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