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Albufeira beach loses sand

In Albufeira,Algarve,Portugal on March 15, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

The loss of sand in the recent stormy weather is more obvious from this picture I took at Inatel hotel earlier this afternoon. The recent tides had come right up the wall.

The place where the two people are standing is normally covered with sand.


Tornado strikes Algarve

In Algarve,Portugal,the weather and things on March 6, 2018 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

On Sunday afternoon a small tornado hit land between Faro and Olhão. No serious injuries but it caused a lot of minor damage –

click these video clips to see footage from inside and outside the Forum Algarve Shopping centre at Faro :-

A travellers community of about 100 people had their camp destroyed. Elsewhere high winds and very high tides caused a lot of damage in coastal areas including Praia da Rocha and Olhos De Água


Nothing really exciting, just a few pictures from the first weeks of my stay in this nice little town. After a stormy couple of days the weather has settled down. Temperatures have been in the high 20’s C. Storms have battered the areas to the the south and west, so far we have missed the worst.

The winter storms have had quite an effect on some stretches of the coastline. Houses and mobile homes that were safely inland are now perched on top of the sandy cliffs and in real danger of soon falling into the sea.

Some fairly desperate measures have been taken in an attempt to, literally’ stem the tide but much more money will need to be spent. The authorities may decide to let nature take its course. I remember reading a few years ago that some scientists believe that the sea will break through within 50 years and the northern tip of the Médoc will then become an island.

This article from the regional news, published in January this year, shows the effects and the measures then being taken here and further down the coast. It’s in French but the video and pictures tell the story well.

My pictures of Soulac and L’Amelie 220714

and Soulac 240724

Soulac sur Mer – two picture albums

Tagged: , , , , on July 27, 2014 by cubsur51

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