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Children play

Tuesday 3rd August 

A still and grey summer's day
Paddleboarders across the bay
Motionless seagulls castaway
Where sea meets sand, children play

Love you lots
Precious sons
When you were young


Monday 2nd August 

Washing and tidying
Then putting away
Spruce up the garden
After our holiday

Moon and back
Forever and always
Precious Angel son

Time spent together

Sunday 1st August 

Blue skies change to grey
But memories last forever
All the fun and photographs
Of time spent together

Love you both
Darling sons
After two weeks of waking up to fabulous blue skies, we had to make do with grey today, in Cornwall

Far too brief

Saturday 31st July 

Two weeks was far too brief
Time passed so very quickly
But seeing Luke again
Was great to have him with me

Love you both so much
My precious sons
A stop for lunch
At a large shopping centre
Near Faro Airport
Saying goodbyes
Really don’t want to leave
Much rather stay
Love you Luke and Ana xxx

Leave and go

Friday 30th July 

PCR tests done and dusted
Ready for our flight tomorrow
Such a wonderful holiday
Really don't want to leave and go

Thinking of you sweetheart
Treasured Angel son

Close to the edge

Thursday 29th July 

Super high cliffs
Close to the edge
Spectacular vews
From a rocky ledge

A drive to Alvor
A fantastic beach
With caves and coves
Some difficult to reach

Sending love to you
Darling Angel son
A dried out fig tree
Like matchsticks
Against blue skies
Looking down
A long way down
Coloured ridges on the sea bed
We are up very high
And it’s so very hot
Derelict buildings
Metalwork sculptures along Alvor marina
Anchored in the marina
Sitting in the shade
Luke and Ana
Another sculpture
Reclining mermaid
Doggy paddle
Walking the hot cobbles of Alvor
Lots of touristy shops
Quite hilly too
And back to the marina
To drive to the beach ~ Praia dos Três Irmãos
Towering rock formations and caves at low tide
Secluded coves
Luke takes us on an expedition across the beach, through tunnels and archways
A different view around every twist and turn
Quite popular
Precarious rocks
Tunnel view
Parasols for shade
The sea wasn’t too cold
Lots of people playing bat and ball
And enjoying the waves
Narrow tunnel
Leaving the beach
Sparkly seas

Secret Beach

Wednesday 28th July 

Secret Beach
Our destination
Quiet and picturesque
A perfect location
Onto Potato Beach
For a small libation
With many people
On vacation

Forever and always
My darling Angel son
Praia do Pinhão
The original steps have been closed off due to erosion
A peek through the rocks
Secret Beach accessed through a tunnel at low tide
Almost to ourselves
Tunnels and caves
Sandstone rocks
Baía dos Segredos ~ Bay of Secrets
An archway built into the rock
Access to another beach through the tunnels
Parasol shade
Blue skies
Blue seas
Sandstone rock
A kayak tour
Welcome shade
Various watercraft
A busy channel
Agave Americana growing in the rock
Bat and ball kids again
Time to leave as the tide is advancing
So very hot
Praia da Batata ~ Potato Beach

Boat trip

Tuesday 27th July 

We went on a boat trip today
Seeing the sights around the bay
Into the grottos and caves
Riding on the crest of waves
Different viewpoint seen from the sea
Inaccesible beaches, tourist free

Love you poppet
Beloved Angel son
The marina
Towards the open sea

Golden brown

Monday 26th July 

First we explored grottos and caves
With so many steps to climb down
Beautiful rock formations
Different strata of golden brown
Then onto a long, wide beach
Fringed by high cliffs all around

Always thinking of you
Treasured Angel son
Praia do Camilo
A tiny sandy beach, accessed by very steep steps
Looking towards Dona Ana beach, where we were yesterday
Luke and Ana
All of us
Ponta de Piedade
A great archway
Camilo beach
Cactus with a Mickey Mouse top
And a heart shape below
Cathedral arch
Ponta de Piedade grotto
It’s a long way down
Such clear water
Luke and Ana
Beautiful colours
Crystal clear
Makes you want to jump in
Luke and Ana again
Boats come and go
Now it’s the long hike up
So many steps
And some more
They’re nearly at the top
Another archway
Now we’re on the beach, Praia de Porto Mós
Luke and I go for a long walk
Amazing cliffs
Luke is dwarfed
Not much beach left
We’ve come a long way
Eroded rocks, high cliffs
A pretty walk
Think we’ve come as far as we can go