colin on November 25th, 2013

Today starts with an essential Skype call to my grandson Theodore, in Sydney. He seems to have been having a great 10th birthday with not one, not two, but three Lego kits. Wow! Wait ’til he discovers girls. Then a call to Alan, Laureen, Bree, Mac and what’s-his-name in Gatton. Very flaky, a bit like […]

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colin on November 23rd, 2013

From last night’s magnificent Praia Grande we went into Albufeira looking for a supermarket and a motorhome service point. We found both fairly quickly; the supermarket had lots of stuff from the UK on their shelves, suggesting that they catered to a lot of British tourists here. We found the motorhome service point just around […]

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colin on November 22nd, 2013

Well, we kept our promise to ourselves and went for a morning walk along the beach. There are signs everywhere warning that the cliffs surrounding the beaches are unsafe, and can collapse without warning. I’m sure it doesn’t happen often, but you onl need to be there when it does happen, and you’re dead. However, […]

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colin on November 21st, 2013

We spent a lot of time today driving up and down, looking for beaches. We found several which were probably really nice, but couldn’t get anywhere near them. And with Sandra’s Parkinson’s Disease, parking a long way out and walking to the beach is just not an option. I don’t know what these places must […]

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colin on November 20th, 2013

Our last, brief run along the west coast before reaching the east-west coast of Portugal, the Algarve. Not much traffic; we headed back to the main road from our overnight stop in somebody’s driveway, down through Vila do Bispo to Sagres, where we visited the local supermarket. Once restocked, we went to the ‘Fortaleza’, the […]

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