Travel Diaries

Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.

Cesare Pavese

Praia do São Rafael

Praia do São Rafael

This might have been another one in the series entitled “Not a Lot Happened”. It was saved by an afternoon trip to the nearby Praia do São Rafael.

Parasailing

Parasailing

What could be better than flying behind a big parachute over the open ocean ?
Or looking for bits of tupperware stuck up the side of a cliff ?

Seville

Seville

Seville is famous for its oranges, although most of them get shipped to Dundee to be turned into marmalade, allegedly.
We didn’t see many while we were there anyway.

Silves and Carvoeiro

Silves and Carvoeiro

A day of some historical interest in the Algarve’s former capital of Silves, followed by the obligatory beach and ice creams.
Well it was a warm day.

Wotta Lotta Notta Lot

Wotta Lotta Notta Lot

Every holiday we go on results in a blog post entitled “Not a Lot Happened” or something similar. This is that one !

Tavira

Tavira

Tavira looked like an interesting day out and was recommended as a full day excursion by our tour company. Hmmm !
It is a pleasant little town, but there’s not an awful lot to do there.

Caves, Coves and Caches

Caves, Coves and Caches

A day of surveying the Algarve coast, firstly from a boat, and then from the tops of the cliffs.
Oh yes, it was time to do a bit of geocaching.

Caching on the Beach

Caching on the Beach

A lazy day of booking things up for later in the holiday, followed by a night out in Albufeira Town and a caching event on the beach.