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Some more pictures

In Albufeira on February 17, 2015 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

Some pictures I took on a walk around the marina area last Thursday and some of the beaches. It was a nice sunny day but windy, so the people on the beach were well wrapped up.

http://1drv.ms/1ySJeRp

The picture below is of the fishermen’s harbour to the west of town.

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It’s cold here!

In Albufeira,Algarve on February 8, 2015 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

We have had several days now of very cold weather, by our standards at least. Daytime temperatures have been no higher than 13 or 14C, at night it has fallen to 4 or 5 C in some spots. That’s 3 or 4C below normal February numbers. I blame Spain, the wind is coming from there!

It’s nice enough if you can be out of the wind, but not so if sitting watching a football match in the teeth of a gale as I have been!

Picture below was taken Friday lunchtime. The first blossoms are appearing on the trees despite the cold weather. The big building is the Hotel Montechoro.

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Trees coming into flower

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Paderne – some pictures

In Albufeira,Algarve on February 3, 2015 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

Paderne is a village a few miles to the north of Albufeira. It’s a quiet place as a whole, although the football club (my reason for being there) is a busy little place and obviously a social centre for the village

Just a few pictures on a dull day that was also rather windy.

http://1drv.ms/1BROUNg

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Potholes in Albufeira’s roads

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

The very poor condition of some of the local roads and streets around town is exercising minds at the moment.

If you visit Portugal, read this thread on the Albufeira.com furm

http://www.albufeira.com/forum/potholes-in-albufeira-roads_topic8842.html

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Estrada dos Caliços Albufeira

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Bright winter sunshine in the Algarve

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

Taken Wednesday 28th January at 1.45pm – the people you can see near the pinnacle were running around with  their shirts off like it was midsummer. The sun loungers haven’t moved since October!

Albufeira beach 28th January 2015

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Some more fairly uninteresting pictures of Albufeira

In Albufeira,Algarve on January 18, 2015 by cubsur51 Tagged: , , , , ,

EDIT 19 January – added a few pictures to the album below and not just of potholes.


I was out and about on Friday, taking my camera with me as I wanted to start a pothole topic on another forum.

The poor condition of many of the streets around town is causing concern, as it is positively dangerous on a bike or motor bike along some roads. Riding on a bus brings great danger of your internal organs being re-arranged and quite likely the bus breaking an axle.

We did have one important street resurfaced last week but there is plenty more work to be done as the first few pictures will show. Local elections are coming up later this year so I would expect at last some effort to be made to clear up the worst.

I also took some pictures down at the Praia da Oura (Oura beach) area but it was raining. Then there are some general pictures of various parts of town that don’t often get photographed, taken while I walked back home. The parts where the people live who wait at table and work behind the bar when people come on holiday. And a couple of the nicer bits.

One thing I also noticed yesterday is a big drop in property prices being advertised in the local estate agents. Reductions of 10% on the original price are common, even 20% can be seen. A 90m space 2 bed apartment can now be had for €70,000 and a six bed villa for €250,000. That latter price would barely buy a two up, two down hovel in my former home town of Tonbridge, Kent.

Here are the pictures.  http://1drv.ms/1AvsGQu

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A boring set of pictures

In Albufeira,Algarve on January 7, 2015 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

After all the excitement of New Year’s Eve and high drama in the Algarve Football Fantasy League when, at the last moment, I was denied first place at the halfway point and thus €300 prize money it’s back to the normal stuff of life.

It was Eden Hazard’s fault. When he scored on New Year’s Day in that Spurs v Chelsea match it put another team above me on goal difference and I could nothing about it! So I won only €200.

So I thought, why not be totally boring and take a few pictures on my 25 minute walk to the shops.

Not quite the normal as I broke off to attend a dentist appointment and she kept me waiting 40 minutes past the appointed hour!

Here they are, what I go past once every few days on my way to the supermarket.

http://1drv.ms/1AsYIPI

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