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…

South to Sintra

Sintra  N38 78883 W9 37473 Weather day 1 bright and sunny 15 degrees day 2 cool, cloudy and windy 12 degrees This place came highly recommended by both Paul’s brother and my sister (Surely both of them can’t be wrong). The overnight “camping” for Boris is on the car park of a football ground but…

A Beach Sandwich and Changing Futures

27.1.16-31.1.16 Nazere GPS N39 59741 W9 0696 Weather dry with scattered cloud and sun 15 degrees After all our recent cultural experiences we have headed to the coast to Nazere which has an expanse of beach and the world record for the largest wave ever surfed a whopping 30 metres!!! Sat nav programmed off we…

Days of Culture

25.1.16 – 28.1.16 Coimbra GPS N40 19970 W8 42905 WEATHER DAY 1 LASHING IT DOWN 10 DEGREES DAY 2 CLOUDY THEN SUNNY 5-13 DEGREES Being as Coimbra is described as a city with the oldest University and lots of winding old alleyways (which as we later found out are very easy to get lost in)…

Campsite treat for the birthday weekend

Praia De Barra Portugal 23.1.16-25.1.16 N40 38.18 W8 44.41 Weather dry light cloud and sunshine 15-18 degrees As the weekend was approaching and it wasn’t just any old weekend it was my birthday weekend and the weather forecast was looking good, we headed for a the beach at Praia De Barra. This time we chose…

A New Day A New Country

Portugal  22.1.16 – 24.1.16  We did dig our passports out just in case, but other than a small sign at the side of the road we wouldn’t have known we had crossed over into another country. If we’d have blinked we’d have even missed that! Valenca Do Minho Weather some rain, cloudy 12 degrees Our…