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Cats like the sun as well

In Albufeira on December 7, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged:

The semi-feral tribe that lives around the viewing platform above the main town beach were sitting in the sun this morning.

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Albufeira town beach 7th December 2018

In Albufeira,Algarve,Portugal on December 7, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

Pleasant sunny morning, temperature around 18ºC.

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Grey day and not many on the beach!

In Albufeira on November 29, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

It was supposed to have rained but didn’t. Only 16ºC though.
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He or she didn’t mind.

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Albufeira Old Town from across the bay

In Albufeira on November 26, 2018 by cubsur51

The final set from last Friday. Familiar views I think for many of you, these are the Albufeira old town area, again from the other side of the marina.

In this case, click on the thumbnail to see the full sized picture, which will open in a new window.

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Vilamoura, Quarteira and Praia de Faro from afar

In Algarve,Portugal on November 26, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

Another set from Friday afternoon. From the vantage point on the far side of the marina here in Albufeira, it’s possible to see right across the bay to Vilamoura (12km / 7.5 miles), Quarteira (13km / 8.1 miles) and even the Praia de Faro (Faro beach on the island) near the airport which is about 24km / 15 miles in a straight line.

This new Panasonic camera I bought a few weeks back has about a million functions contained in a 311 page manual! I was basically experimenting with the settings to see what I can do. I bought a tripod for €10 at a flea market, which helps but getting it level is tedious! I must buy a small spirit level.

Anyway, here are the results which I shall try to improve some time.

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This is the Ilha Faro on which you can just make out the lighthouse.
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Busy afternoon at Albufeira marina

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

Despite it being winter, it’s still busy at Albufeira marina with a variety of craft making their way in and out. Here’s just a few I pictured over a period of about two hours.

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Albufeira Marina area Friday 23rd November

In Albufeira,Algarve on November 25, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged:

These are some pictures I took on Friday afternoon. As I said, it was a rare sunny day. We had a lot of rain on Saturday afternoon and evening, then more today, Sunday.

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Above the marina the water tower on Cerro D’Aguia – Eagle Hill in English.
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The pastel coloured buildings are the Orada apartments. Above on the hill is Páteo, where I live. You can see the very expensive new build apartments under construction top left. A 1 bedroom place is yours if you have €195,000 to spare.P1010104

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The breakwater at the entrance to the marina. In the background is the town beach on the left, then Inatel beach and the eastern extension of them.
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Some of the fishing boats in their part of the marina.