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A walk along the beach

In Albufeira on May 1, 2015 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

It was a nice sunny day here yesterday, if a bit windy, 25C in the shade. I took a walk from Albufeira’s town beach along teh cliff path to Praia da Oura. Some more pictures here. The winter duvet is now in its cupboard for the next 6 months. Summer is here.

beach Albufeira main beach 30th April 2015

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Some nice colours

In Albufeira on April 29, 2015 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

I walked from Páteo yesterday afternoon over to the cinema to see Russell Crowe’s latest and took some pictures along the way.

I am not a flower person as they give me hay fever, but the colours are very nice at this time of year. You gardening types probably see them as weeds though!

http://1drv.ms/1FxgAgF

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The sun is back!

In Albufeira,Algarve on March 26, 2015 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

After two very cold weeks, at least the sun is back, This afternoon was had 19C (67F) and for the first time for a long time it actually felt warm out there.

I had to go into town this afternoon and took my camera.

Albufeira beach 26th March 2015

Here just a few pictures of the beach and of the colours around.

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COLDEST DAY FOR OVER A YEAR – ALMOST

In Albufeira,the weather and things on March 20, 2015 by cubsur51 Tagged:

Wednesday here in Albufeira was cold and wet. The daytime temperature maxed out at 13C  (55F).

I checked back through the records and it was the coldest daytime bar one since 2nd February 2014. The only time it was colder in the daytime since then was February 7th this year, when we had only 12C (53F).

In fact early February this year had the longest run of cold days for a very long time, nothing above 16C for two weeks.

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Football Silves FC v Imortal Albufeira Saturday 14th March 2015

In Albufeira,soccer,Sports - football on March 17, 2015 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

My day out in Silves for some sporting action!

A game of three penalties, two for Silves and the winning one for Imortal shortly before the end. Some pictures from the game http://1drv.ms/1GUm1aq

The synthetic grass pitch installed after the 2012 tornado damage was nice and welcoming. Parts of the stadium have, though, never been repaired. It has no roof and the ‘executive’ seats are in ruins. But they have installed a bar in the ground!

A reasonable crowd of about 100 enjoyed a pleasant afternoon in the sunshine.

This is the Algarve League, semi-professional and the fourth and lowest level of football in this region.

There are no ‘amateur’ leagues, no one here plays for fun and few beers afterwards. There is very little adult sport participation overall.

For an overview see http://www.algarvebus.info/football.htm

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Articles Algarve Women’s (Soccer / Football) Cup 2015

In Albufeira,soccer,Sports - football on March 12, 2015 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

The two games at Albufeira were not as entertaining in many ways as those before, as they were so one-sided. But there was still some good football played.

Picture set from both games here

My thoughts on the games here

Brazil beat Switzerland 4-1 with two good goals by number 10 Marta Silva being the highlight. The Swiss were their rugged selves once again, conceding 21 free kicks and earning two yellow cards. Brazil weren’t far behind though in was at times a fairly tetchy encounter.

The second game between Norway and Denmark was so utterly one sided in the first half that I wondered what the Danes had been drinking the night before. Norway dominated proceedings to the extent that Denmark managed just one shot, miles wide, in the entire first half. Norway lead 3-0 at half time. Denmark played better in the second period but could hardly have been any worse.

Norway won 5-2 in the end.

Tournament winners were USA, who beat France 2-0 in the final.

Complete results here http://www.womenssoccerunited.com/algarve-cup-2015-fixtures/

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Algarve Women’s (Soccer / Football) Cup 2015

In Albufeira,Algarve,soccer,Sports - football on March 10, 2015 by cubsur51 Tagged:

This year’s tournament has provided some excellent entertainment featuring many of the top women’s teams in the world and all free of charge. This year it is essentially part of the preparation programme for the World Cup to be held in Canada later this year.

Here’s some words and pictures from the games I have seen so far. There are two more here tomorrow, featuring Brazil, Swizterland, Norway and Denmark. The final will be between France and USA at the Algarve Stadium

http://www.albufeira.com/forum/algarve-womens-cup-2015_topic8760_page2.html

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