Keith on December 30th, 2011

Nightmare. Jan has got her hands on my e-reader.

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Keith on December 30th, 2011

Big skies, warm sun and a relaxed easy going life style.  We would recommend this part of Europe.  Suspect there is something here for everyone, what ever your idea of relaxing may be. The coastal strip offers high density holiday accommodation with a variety of facilities, and, in some places lovely clean beaches.  If you [...]

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Keith on December 30th, 2011

Yesterday we got our bikes off and went for a ride along the coastal salt marsh of the Algarve, nice and easy on a purpose built cycle way. Some of you will be aware that our bikes were stolen a few weeks before we left, we had no plans to replace them. One day we [...]

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Keith on December 30th, 2011

Some of you will remember that refrain from a lemonade add.  You can get lemonade here but not the clear stuff that we are used to.  Jan wanted some to have with her wine, mission impossible? Keith, having been dispatched to the supermarket for bread and milk, no note required, he can remember two things, [...]

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Keith on December 26th, 2011

We had a traditional  lunch, turkey, stuffing, roast parsnips and spuds with sprouts and swede. Couldn’t manage the Christmas pud’s. Have them on boxing day.

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Keith on December 23rd, 2011

Decided to go for a walk in the last of the afternoon sun,  good decision.  I have added a lesser spotted woodpecker, a female, to my list, very special.  Our smallest woodpecker renowned for being difficult to see.  Never thought I would get to see one.

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Keith on December 23rd, 2011

Yesterday, Thursday, the ten of us on site went to a local restaurant for lunch. Main course, sweet, coffee and wine. €8-50 each. Good value or what?

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Keith on December 23rd, 2011

Jan and Keith would like to wish all our readers a happy Christmas and a good new year.

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Keith on December 20th, 2011

The location of the site is at a village named Lagoao, near Moncarapacho, Algarve, Portugal. Today we walked across country to Moncarapacho, about twenty minutes. Sat outside a bar, Jan had a brandy, Keith a beer, the cost? €2-50 We walked back along the road to the site. Very pleasant in the afternoon sunshine. Tomorrow! [...]

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Keith on December 18th, 2011

We have stayed on site today, a few chores, but, mostly sat in the sun reading. ( Oh, and drunk some wine) We had to go inside at lunchtime because it was too hot, the high thirties.  We came out again when it dropped down to the twenties. How about you?

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