We serviced the motorhome at the water point this morning and also had a chat to a couple of Aussies who were moored next to us. The Aussies were in a Dutch van, they do swaps with their Aussie motorhome and come over to Europe every year; they did a swap with a narrowboat a couple of years ago. They were pretty ancient but were living life to the max!
Just around the corner was a lovely supermarket, so we topped up with fresh veggies and fruit ... and incredibly cheap wine!
Two storks today……
….sat upon a pole in the supermarket car park, they were clattering there beaks like no ones business!
We drove back to Praia De Luz, and found a nice spot on top of a cliff just outside the village.
What a lovely little village it is, this church stands in the middle of the village.
The sea was angry today 'my friends'(Seinfeld anyone?). It was still blowing a Hooley, we were moored up in the centre of the pic, just in front of some mega expensive looking villas. I did overhear one of the residents saying 'Lock up everything the Pikeys have turned up' when we moored up!
It is a lovely spot, totally geared up or the tourist, who happen to be mostly poms.
Hardly anyone around still, but we are very early in the season, and all the winter tourists or 'hibernators' as they call them in these parts have migrated back to the UK so this is an in-between time.
Deserted beach, not because it was cold but it was just too windy, all the brollies are folded down.
I would recommend this place for a visit if you like the sun and beach but still want your Englishness….
The wind is due to die down tonight then it is sunshine all the way for a while.
Lovely villa, but is is an exy place ...
There is even The Bull Pub, complete with ...
We had lunch back at the van then drove off along the coast to Alvor, which is where my brother goes for his hols every year.
The parking spot is in a huge parking lot which is a bit muddy at the mo, but will soon dry out with the sun and wind. It has water, power, grey water and black water dumps for 4.00 Euros a night!
The town and beach are a two minute walk away. We will go for an explore and dinner later this evening.
Back to the hi-tech GPS furry pen, here is tonight's location…
And in close up ...
I think from now on all the beachy places along the Algarve coast will be geared up to the pommie tourist. I guess if you don't like that stick to the Atlantic west coast and northern Spain where they are geared up to the Portuguese and Spanish tourist or not geared up for tourists at all!
I havn't done some statistics for a while so here they are ...
Mileage 2314.2 miles
Average miles per gallon 22.6
Average speed 30 mph
Driving time = gone mad so can’t say !!