Vila Alba Beach & Sun Club
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Yesterday we went in the car to Sagres. This is a promontory right at the end of the Algarve where the land turns north at the Atlantic. There wasn't much there, but a fort and lighthouse. We even seemed to miss the town. note way back we called in at Lagos ( Lagosh) we found a cafe on a hill overlooking the water. From there we could see where we were staying and with my new binoculars, we could even see Bill and Sues balcony!! We walked down the hill and dad spotted a team GB sailing ...
So about 4 weeks into our holiday now and we enter Portugal.
The first thing that we encounter as we drive across the Algarve is the tolls, not just one, but in the 1 hour of entering Portugal we crossed about 10.
We find our apartment and it is like a resort with hundreds of units, but it again it is like a ghost town and we feel like we are the only ones here.
It is ...
... sister lost her first tooth.
The next day we went to some cliff faces and it was really fun climbing all over the rocks almost fell off that was a bit scary.
So than we went to the beach where we found a really long hole cave and I almost got washed
away so ...
We are having trouble with the internet, and I'm having problems getting photos from phone to I pad, when I sort it I will post photos. Matt, I can't open your reply on 5th Nov sorry. Yesterday we just walked the beach again, the tide was higher and we had a Neil Kinnock moment when the incoming tide decided to do a huge wave and we had to run from it, needless to say, it was faster than us and I ended up with wet shoes and ...
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We stayed at a B&B we found on airbnb. It was a lovely big room on the top floor with our own huge terrace and great views. The hosts Rui and Filomena and their 14 day old son were lovely hosts. We were served our breakfast each day on the terrace each morning. At $62 CND per night for lodging and breakfast we are finding Portugal cheaper than Spain for lodging and eating out.
Tavira sits on a river a couple of kilometers from the ocean. ...