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….

Catching up ….

19th February 16 – 21st February 16 Praia Da Rocha (yes we’re still here) Weather 19th & 20th Bright and sunny 16 degrees 21st Cloudy and windy start but bright afternoon 14 degrees We decided to hang around in the same spot for a few more days so that we could catch up on the…

Treasured Memories

Praia Da Rocha Algarve Portugal Weather Mainly windy and chilly with showers!!!( How dare it when we have visitors) Although the 16th was dry and sunny 14 degrees 11/2/16 – 19/2/16 Special times with family When I asked our 8 year old niece Anya to write about the best bits of being out here in…

We’re Expecting Visitors!

Praia Da Rocha GPS N37 11891 W8 53037 Cost 3 euros per night plus 2 euro for 100 l water Weather on arrival dry, scattered cloud and sun 16 degrees followed by rain showers for 4 days Date: Arrival 8.2.16 Leaving 19.2.16 An hour or so’s drive up the coast would have seen us arriving…

Carnaval Time

6.2.16 – 7.2.16 Sagres GPS N37 00523 W8 93545 Cost Free Weather Scattered cloud and sun – a pleasant 15 degrees Our main reason for stopping off in Sagres on route was to experience the Carnaval celebrations that are marked across the region the weekend before shrove Tuesday. Ideally we’d have like to see the…

Everyday is The Weekend!

I can now understand how when people retire and therefore no longer have the structure of the working week they often have to think what day it is (Mum I am now empathising with you). I hate to say it (well ok I don’t really!!!) but every day for us at the moment is like…