Posts Tagged ‘albufeira’


Albufeira beach March 28th

In Albufeira,Algarve,Portugal on March 28, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

Temperature 24ºC, make the most of it as it will become a lot cooler over the next 48 hours! Beyond the pier you can see how much sand was taken away in the recent storms.

Back to work on Porto pictures!


Albufeira New Year’s Eve 2017

In Albufeira on January 5, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

Around 70,000 people were at the New Year’s Eve event. I wasn’t, having succumbed to a virus infection! There was also a giant ‘cake bake’ charity event in the town on December 30th in aid of the local volunteer Fire Brigade.

Some photos at scroll to bottom of the page.


Albufeira beach 30th November 2017

In Albufeira on November 30, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: , , ,

It has turned a lot colder! This morning a 8am it was only around 7ºC, about 8ºC cooler than the same time on Wednesday. Cold, dry, air is coming from the north ie inland.

Sorry if this is making you feel worse. I know a lot of you are in cold places, but as it was such a bright sunny day, I could not resist taking a few pictures on my way to the shops.

It was a little windy, temperature around 15ºC, a nice healthy walk along the beach perhaps? In the first picture you can see the canyon carved on Tuesday by the water coming from the storm drain outfall.


Visit to Estombar 25th November 2017

In Albufeira,soccer,Sports - football, soccer on November 26, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

A short trip by train to the town of Estombar to watch an Algarve League football match between Carvoeiro United and Albufeira’s team Imortal. A nice afternoon out, particularly as Imortal won the game 4-0. Also, now that I am past the magic age, I can go half price on the trains. The 34 minute trip cost me just €1,50 each way!

Match report and some pictures of the game for any sports fans at – scroll down the page please.

Meanwhile, some trip pictures, just for a bit of practice with my new camera really. It has a million functions, most of which I have no idea of!


Albufeira – Ferreiras Railway Station



Estombar – Lagoa Railway Station


The small town of Estombar with its distinctive water tower

Something we don’t want to see around here but it was obviously a controlled fire! This is just by the large Slide ‘n’ Splash amusement park, which is now closed for the winter.


A part of the town near the school has strange little metal statues. These are just two.


Estombar statues

Some goalmouth action from the game. The Imortal goalkeeper, in blue, was rarely troubled and what he had to do, he did competently. Defenders are in red shirts.

They have conceded only two goals in their last six games, but all but one of those were against teams below them in the table.


Imortal’s fourth, scored with his head by number 22, captain Pedro Rodrigues.



Albufeira beach 19th November

In Albufeira on November 20, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

One of several I took around 1500hrs / 3pm Sunday 19th November. Link to the others below the picture.

Temperature was 21ºC.

Here’s the rest including a couple taken in the town.

Click the picture and when the album opens click a picture to see larger size or watch slideshow.


Charitable support for our local Fire Brigade

In Albufeira on November 19, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

Charitable support for our local Fire Brigade

Albufeira’s local fire brigade are mostly volunteers and part-timers. They do not receive anything like the required funds from the local authorities, so must embark on their own fund raising efforts.

I am a member of Balaia Bowls Club. That’s outdoor bowling on grass, not ten pin!

The Club’s chosen charity is that fire brigade. Most club members are permanent residents, so appreciate the work the firefighters do for the community. Several of Albufeira’s firefighters were recently drafted and sent to the centre and north of the country to assist local teams during the mass outbreaks of forest fires. All is now calm thankfully. But it goes to show how valuable they are to us

This year, the Club raised just over €10,000 for that cause. Here’s a picture from the official presentation at the end of October. The cheque was for monies raised during a 24 hour bowling marathon. The balance was made up through club fines (wrong bias!) also donations, raffles etc.

There’s some background and more pictures at

If you are a bowler looking for a game while on holiday, or just want to try your hand, we welcome visitors on Tuesdays and Friday mornings at 0945am for a 1000am start. We are open almost all year around. More information, contact details, location map etc at

We are located at Balaia Golf Village, a little to the east of Albufeira itself.


It rained!

In Albufeira,Algarve,the weather and things on November 3, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

Last night (November 2nd) we had the first noticeable rain here since the middle of May. There were two or three heavy showers, including one just when I was about to go out of the door to meet some people in town. The local weather bureau reported that October 2017 was the hottest and driest October since modern records began 87 years ago. There was barely a day when it didn’t hit 30ºc (86F) which pleased the record numbers of tourists but not us who live here, watching almost everything green going brown and dying.

We still need a lot more rain through the winter to avert possible water supply problems next year. We did have a couple of short showers here earlier and a fairly evil looking cloud passed by to the south on its way to rain on people to the east of Albufeira.