More of the Algarve Quarteira and Faro

Having travelled the Algarve previously both on holiday and in our motorhome, not willing to sound ungrateful, but this time around has felt a little underwhelming. Don’t get me wrong the coast is still beautiful and has some stunning beaches, but for us most of it is ground we have trodden before, so maybe that’s…

New Adventures -The Algarve Portugal

After a hard 3 day drive down to the Eastern Algarve, our intention on arrival was to stop and breathe. We pulled into the Aire at Vila Real De Santa Antonio and let out a sigh of relief. That was until will got settled in and quickly realised that our water pump was pulsing every…

Our route Calais France to the Eastern Algarve in 3 days

When we left the U.K. on the 6th January it was a typical grey winter day, the blue skies of the south were calling though and like many others we saw no point in hanging around in France for more of the same. Purposely we got to the Euro tunnel well ahead of schedule, knowing…

Adios Portugal – Hola Spain

Vila Real de Santo Antonio Aire 4.50 euros GPS N37.19955 W7.4153 Weather Breezy and dry 14 degrees We will soon be saying our goodbyes to Portugal and making our way quite rapidly through Spain for our rendezvous point just south of Alicante for our motorhome service on 28th March. This will mean a few long…

Four places in one day

Albufeira – Olhao – Fuseta – Barril Beach 7th and 8th March 2016 We have had a slight change of plan – before leaving the UK we had asked Bailey if we could have our 1st habitation service done overseas to maintain the warranty. The answer was “yes” but the choices of where to have…

Being tourists in Albufeira

4th – 7th February 16 Albufeira Parque Da Palmeira GPS N37.09829 W8.24339 8 euros per night. Great Aire with spacious marked out pitches. Very clean showers although they were only tepid. Weather 4th dry and bright 14 degrees 5th Cloudy with a couple of light showers 6th Dry and bright 16 degrees Had we have…

The forecast is sunshine so we’re heading for the beach

29th Feb 16 – 3rd March 16 Ferragudo Algarve Weather day 1 17 degrees and sunny Day 2 19 degrees and sunny Before leaving Silves we had some jobs to do, so after the usual emptying of waste water and loo facilities which were available on the free aire next to where we had parked…

Rain stops play (temporarily) in Silves

Silves GPS N37.185820 W8.445520 Free aire (if you can find space) or we parked just outside in the area adjacent to the swimming pool. Weather Fri 26th Heavy Rain Sat 27th Rain in morning bright but chilly afternoon 8 degrees Sun dry and bright & windy 13 degrees 26th Feb 16 – 29th Feb 16…

Lagos and Motorhome Mishaps

24th Feb 16 -26th Feb 16 Lagos GPS N37 11563 W8 678 Area De Servicio with facilities for filling and emptying Cost 3 euro per night plus 2 Euro for 100 l of water Weather Day 1 overcast and windy 13 degrees Day 2 cloudy with sunny intervals 15 degrees Arriving at the parking area…

Westward – retracing steps

22nd Feb 16 – 23rd Feb 16 Salema Boca Do Rio Free overnight stay Weather cloudy with sunny intervals 14 degrees As we made a dash along the Algarve from Sagres to Praia Da Rocha previously we decided to back track West to visit some of the places we didn’t get to see on route….