In the summer the population of the Algarve triples with the addition of around a million tourists at any given time.
In August of 2015 we spent two weeks being four of the million.
I don’t think many people noticed us. We probably got away with it.
Caching on the Beach
Caves, Coves and Caches
A Disappointing Day
Praia do São Rafael
The name “Algarve” is a corruption of the Arabic name “Al-Gharb”, meaning “The West”. It is the southernmost region of Portugal and has about half a million permanent residents packed into an area of about 5,000 sq. kilometres. It is the third richest region of Portugal (after Lisbon and Madeira).
It was really very warm, so we decided to max out on the "chillin" front.
It's a bit like Land's End, only warmer.
Oh yes, it was time to do a bit of geocaching.
It is a pleasant little town, but there's not an awful lot to do there.
Well it was a warm day.
We didn't see many while we were there anyway.
Or looking for bits of tupperware stuck up the side of a cliff ?
And then we went to a couple of new (to us) and rather lovely places.