Keith on January 23rd, 2011

It is Sunday evening and it is raining, again. We have had some good weather up until this weekend with cold winds  and  rain. You have our permission to gloat.

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Keith on January 23rd, 2011

I would like to tell all of you the in the UK that summer is on the way, or, at least the swallows and house martins. Keith is seeing them in increasing numbers. We are based at Alcantarilha on the Algarve, a short distance away is an area by the name of Quinta Da Saudade.  Its [...]

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Keith on January 21st, 2011

Did you know that cork, the sort that is used in good bottles of wine, and other things, is the bark of a tree.  The bark having been harvested the tree has a number painted on it, the reason? do not know. Several trees in the same area have the same number.

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Keith on January 21st, 2011

Foia is about 40 km north of the Mediterranean coast and 920 metres above sea  level. The pictures are not very exciting, if you look carefully in one you can make out the coast. I have included the pictures of the communication masts just to prove that, A, we have been there, and B, it [...]

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Keith on January 17th, 2011

We have been doing a little exploring around the area, ( nice when it is warm and sunny). Once you find your way through the tangle of developments close to the shore there are some nice places to walk and enjoy the sunshine. Sorry, did I mention sunshine, whoops, just done it again. Was going [...]

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Keith on January 17th, 2011

We recently visited Faro and forgot to take the good camera, never mind said Keith we have the small one in the car. Got it out, nothing, batteries dead? Changed batteries, still no good, buy some new ones, still nothing, curses. When we got back at the end of the day Keith realised he had [...]

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Keith on January 13th, 2011

Location: just wait a minute while Keith looks at the map. Ah, found it, Alcantarilha. It’s near Albafeira. We arrived on Sunday the 9th. It as been nice and warm, in the twenties. Cost of living, cheap, wine, €3 95 for 5litres. Oranges, €2 50 for a bag of 32, eggs, €00.56 for half dozen, and [...]

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Keith on January 13th, 2011

To continue the journey. Our route through Spain was along the A66-E803, we did not realise that it rises to quite a height, 924 metres, and resulted in some long slow pulls. This was not helped by some very strong head winds, so strong that Keith had to apply power to go downhill. Having spoke to [...]

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Keith on January 6th, 2011

We decided to go to Portugal, the Algarve. for up to a couple of months.  Crossed the channel via the tunnel, 06 40 on the 5Th.  Because of the cost we decided not to use the toll roads.  Progress on the first day was slower than anticipated, a combination of the roads, vehicle size and [...]

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