It was a nicer day today than forecast. Shots of Albufeira old town beach taken around 1600hrs. The ‘cliff’ in the beach is caused by rough sea piling up the sand. It flattens out in quieter times.
Nearby, the locals were taking it easy
The fishermen’s harbour, quiet. Most of them go out at night.
A nice sunny day on Saturday, 23ºC, though still a bit windy.
Bowls match Balaia vs Bognor Regis BC. These are one of several touring sides we are hosting through April.
It has come to light that Microsoft, in its infinite wisdom, has disabled the automatic captioning display for pictures viewed without logging into to a MS account.
The previous system worked well for years, they changed it recently without asking or telling users.
If you are one of those few people in the universe who do not have a Microsoft or Google account you can see the caption etc by clicking on the tiny (i) icon at the top right of the page.
There is a long topic about this on the Microsoft users forum with, of course, no appropriate response from them!
On Monday I was at a wedding and then reception party. I blame the bride’s father totally for my condition on Tuesday morning.
So yesterday afternoon I took a walk into town to try to clear my head and body. Failed dismally, had relapse around tea-time but I did manage to take a few pictures of the busy beaches. It was 26ºC, the beaches were busy with local people and visitors on Easter holidays.
A very nice sunny day, 24ºC. Plenty of people about, it being the Easter school holidays here in Portugal and elsewhere. The shiny boats were gleaming in the sun, the restaurants and bars were pretty busy, children were out on the electric karts, scooters and segways and all the boat trips were carrying full loads.
Behind great wall, in what was to have been and what, apparently, might still become the second phase of the marina development, wildflowers grow in abundance.
On the hills above, very desirable residences (and mine!) look down upon the scene.
Click below to see a few pictures.
Tuesday 4th April, the pictures below were taken between 1045 and 1145 am. Temperature 20C, which rose to 24 later. Complete set of 28 pictures here. I walked from the Praia da Oura along the cliff path to Albufeira old town.
Praia da Oura
Praia dos Aveiros
Albufeira main beach, eastern end looking west
Some more later.