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Photo captions on One Drive folders

In Albufeira on April 19, 2017 by cubsur51

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!

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Sunny days still in Albufeira

In Albufeira,Algarve,Portugal on April 19, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: , , , ,

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.

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Albufeira marina 13th April

In Albufeira on April 14, 2017 by cubsur51

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.

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Albufeira 12th April and 25ºC

In Albufeira,Algarve,Portugal on April 12, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: , , ,

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Fishing harbour

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Boat trips entering and leaving the marina

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Main town beach

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Town beach from up by the lift looking east

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Town Beach, Pier and Inatel Hotel

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Town beach and Sol e Mar hotel

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Sunny spring days in Albufeira

In Albufeira,Algarve on April 5, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

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.

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Visiit to Alvor 30th March 2017

In Albufeira on April 1, 2017 by cubsur51

I had cause to be in Alvor on Thursday. With time to spare before my bus home, I took the chance to take some pictures on a nice sunny afternoon.

I didn’t really know that Alvor had a castle! I have been there a number of times and perhaps I should have noticed ‘Largo do Castelo (Castle Square) on one of my previous visits. It’s only a little castle, there are only a few vestigial remains. It’s thought that a castle had been there aince 800BC. The remains date from the 13th and 14th centuries. There’s an informative Wikipedia article at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_of_Alvor
The castle was abandoned as long ago as the 17th century and was largely destroyed in the 1755 earthquake.
The town was busy with the tourist restaurants and bars either open or getting themselves ready for the summer season. The fishermen were busy mending nets.

I walked out along the boardwalk out to the beach. It’s a long walk, almost 1.5km.

Click below to view the picture album.

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Spring in Albufeira

In Albufeira,Algarve,Portugal on March 28, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

Additional pictures now successully uploaded.

After several days of wet and windy weather, culminating in a squally storm on Sunday the like of which we haven’t had here in a very long time, the sun was out today. I took the opportunity for a couple of walks, not the least because new owners are now above me in the apartment block, not just one but two apartments. They are busy smashing down walls, stripping old tiles, ripping out old kitchens and generally making on hell of a racket. Can’t hear meself think at times. Anyway they have stopped now.

All these pictures were taken today, 28th March 2017

We will start with some nice colours.

The recent rain means there is a lot of water in the river that from here flows under the town and out to sea.

Everywhere there are insects buzzing around the wild flowers, doing what ever it is they do.


Not far from where these pictures were taken, a large area of what was to have been yet another holiday resort is gradually returning to nature. Not a brick was ever laid. For anyone who knows the areas, this is opposite the Eden Resort, about 1km out of town.






Nearby is the long established Clube Albufeira complex.


It’s on the left of this picture, which also shows the N395 road north towards Ferreiras.

And this is the Eden resort from a bit of a distance

Some views of the wooded hills near Páteo, not far from where I live.


And looking north past the retail park are the hills around Salir and Alte.