Keith on February 25th, 2012

Saturday 25th Feb.  The whole site went to a local restaurant for lunch to celebrate Jan’s birthday.  The photo is the after lunch get together, note the sunshine.

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Keith on February 19th, 2012

Keith calls them that because of the noise that the engines make.  They are used largely in rural situations as lightweight transport.  Limited to less than 30 miles per hour.  Local  authorities use them for street cleaning and other municipal uses. Ideal in the narrow streets of the old towns. Various body styles can be [...]

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Keith on February 19th, 2012

The children’s carnival was on Friday and today, Sunday it is time for the adults.  Difficult to explain have a look at the pictures.  All very relaxed and full of fun. Sunday was a nice sunny day to enjoy it in the fresh air with a drink in your hand.  On that note, three beers [...]

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Keith on February 16th, 2012

No gloss paint.  It fades to quickly. Locals drive down the middle of rural roads, why?  To avoid the pot holes. When running small bore pipe work or cable they do not use elbows. Small trucks, up to 7.5 tonnes have wooden sides and tail boards.  Metal gets to hot in the sun. Health and [...]

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Keith on February 16th, 2012

Keith did not take the attached photo’s.  Extramadura is a national park in Spain and is our next place to visit when we leave Portugal.  It is known as big bird country. A Dutch couple on site who are birdwatchers and, him a photogrographer asked Keith to  take them to see the flamingo’s.  The result was an [...]

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Keith on February 3rd, 2012

Yesterday, Thursday, we took a drive in land and ended up in Mertola.  We drove through some very arid and desolate landscape, not exactly scenic. Mertola is built on a ridge at the confluence of two rivers.  At  the highest point is a castle and the remains of Roman settlement. The bronze effigies of varies animals relates to [...]

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