Posts Tagged ‘algarve’


Summer sport in the Algarve – Bowls Algarve finals day

In Algarve,Portugal,Sports general on July 6, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

Here’s how many of us retired persons spend our days here in the Algarve. A couple of sample pictures from yesterday’s Algarve Bowls League summer final day.



The rest at

I managed to be bitten by some nameless bug and have a rather itchy and swollen leg!

There is an active lawn bowls scene across the Algarve all year around. Clubs are based near Praia da Luz (the venue above), Alvor, Balaia (near Albufeira), Albufeira itself at Clube Praia da Oura (winter only there), Almancil, Cabanas and near Tavira.

There are winter and summer leagues plus a host of individual inter club competitions for men and women. Clubs also have their own ‘in house’ competitions. New members are always welcome.

Clubs also welcome individual visitors and touring teams. Why not drop by if you are on holiday? Shoes and bowls are available for rental if needed. Some websites (not all clubs have one) :


Visit to Lagoa 24th May 2018

In Algarve,Portugal on May 26, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: , , ,

Last Thursday and a short visit to the nearby town of Lagoa. With a population of around 23,000 Lagoa is one of the fairly unspoiled towns in the Algarve region. It’s away from the coast, so is not on the tourist trails. Like many towns here, it is a mixture of the well kept and practically derelict, although I am happy to say that the latter is a minority.

This is the Palácio da Rosa, now the town council Treasury office. Most of the structure dates from the 18th century and was a private residence until 1970.

The town war memorial includes names from recent conflicts in Angola and Mozambique.
There aren’t many places with cattle around here, especially right on the edge of town. Just to the east of Lagoa is a large aeea of very wet land where presumably web-footed bovines are kept.

A few more pictures at!Am0w7qp9HCpqg8kB4o0805wJCN4wGA not yet captioned. Will have to do that on Sunday afternoon.


Some aerial footage

In Albufeira,Algarve,Portugal on June 27, 2016 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

A regular contributor to took a drone to the area that would have been the second phase of the Albufeira marina, long since abandoned to the weeds.

View at

Unfortunately the local seagulls took offence at this interloper into their skies and forced it down!

Some related video material at


Armação de Pêra 20th June 2016

In Algarve,Portugal on June 22, 2016 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

Armação de Pêra is a seaside town a few miles west of Albufeira. It has a long, wide and sandy beach. In fact, if you ever stay in the Galé or Salgados areas of Albufeira you can easily walk into Armação de Pêra along that same beach, which is continuous.

The town is popular with locals for a day out. Unlike many resorts around the Algarve, it has free parking near the beach! Much of the town though is nothing to look at. There are many tall apartment blocks but on the beach you don’t have to look at them. It is one of the least ‘British’ of the beach resorts.

It’s a place certainly worth a visit on a sunny day, as it was was last Monday. If you don’t have a car, there are buses from all the nearby towns. See for details and links to timetables.

Sample picture –

For the rest, click here


Armaçâo de Pêra

In Algarve,Portugal on June 22, 2016 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

Took a trip along the coast to the next town, Armacão de Pêra. It was a hot sunny day, the beach was very busy.

Pictures later today, Wednesday 22nd June.


Visit to Portimão 17 February 2016

In Algarve,Portugal,Sports - football, soccer,Trains on February 19, 2016 by cubsur51 Tagged:

A few more pictures from Wednesday at


Visi to Portimão 17th February

In Algarve,Portugal,Sports - bike race on February 18, 2016 by cubsur51 Tagged: ,

A sporty day, the Volta ao Algarve bike race at lunchtime then Portimonense v Gil Vicente in the Portugal Second Division in the afternoon.

Some words and pictures on the bike race are at

Football pictures to follow, tomorrow probably.