A stripey awning

Sunday 25th July 

Sitting on the beach
Shaded beneath
A stripey awning
From early morning

Thinking of you sweetie
Precious Angel son
Our beach today
Two loungers and an awning
All socially distanced
Sandstone rock next to us
Praia de Dona Ana, Lagos
Lots of steps to walk down, but definitely worth it
So warm all day
We stayed cool
High tide when we left
Still very busy


Saturday 24th July 

After travelling yesterday
We had a much quieter day
Strolling around the old town
Lagos, a busy place to stay

Forever and always
Moon and back
Treasured Angel son
Early morning
Walking down through the old town
Praça Louis de Camões
So many street restaurants and bars
Sculpture in the main square of Dom Sebastiao
Super cold beer… An icy slushie
Shiny cobbled streets
We sat beneath the shade for lunch
On the go again
Graffiti tiles
Very clever
Bougainvillea growing across the street
Church of Santa Casa da Misericórdia of Lagos
Medieval Castelo de Lagos
17th century fortress complex
Looking towards the marina
Ornate balconies and tiling
Black and white street graffiti
Seems like a great character
The marina bridge
Busy all day with various watercraft
Not a lot of space left
A jetski tour returning
Sitting in the shade with a cold drink
An interesting bicycle
Fabulous green tiles

Amazing views

Friday 23rd July 

Leaving Milfontes to travel south
Through Odeceixe, Bispo and Sagres
Stopping at the western most point
Amazing views, everyone says

Love you sweetheart
Beloved Angel son
Our first stop, Praia da Zambujeira
Blue seas
Great waves
Rocky cliffs
Bodyboarder heaven
Capela de Nossa Senhora do Mar
Overlooking the beach
All of us
Gary and I
Driving along, we came across a huge bison at Carvalhal
And an ostrich
Some zebra
Almost as tall as Luke
The windmill at Odeceixe, built around 1898
Narrow roads and steep hills
Windy up here
A large millstone
Great views from here
Praia de Odeceixe
Along the coast of Aljezur
Near Praia da Zimbreirinha
Sitting below the Farol do Cabo de São Vicente
A scenic, rocky cape
São Vicente
Strange sea creatures
In the sculpture garden
The Cape is the southwesternmost point in mainland Europe
Praia da Mareta
At Sagres
A cold Sagres in hot Sagres
No breeze at all
The beach at Burgau
Clear waters

South of the river

Thursday 22nd July 

Another day on the beach
This time south of the river
A gentle breeze from the ocean
Where the waves were so much bigger

Thinking of you as always
Moon and back
Precious Angel son
Walking to breakfast
Very warm this morning
Perfect blue skies
Looking towards Vila Nova de Milfontes
Bridge over the Río Mira
Luke and Ana
Looking good…..
Anchored yachts
Praia das Furnas
A pretty corner
Beer on the beach
Shaded from the sun
A perfect spot
Shore break
Be careful
Bat and ball again
Sparkly seas

The beach in Milfontes

Wednesday 21st July 

The beach in Milfontes
We found a perfect spot
Beneath shady umbrellas
Blue skies, certainly hot
A super relaxing day
You'd have liked it a lot

My darling Angel son
Early morning walking down the street
Beer on the beach
A gorgeous day
Luke tests the water
Umbrellas for shade
Not too many here
Lots of sunscreen
Beach parasols
Looking towards the town
Great shade
A relaxing place
A lone kitesurfer
Tidal rock pools
Hot in the sun
Across to Milfontes
Umbrellas again
The town beach
I like being on holiday
Busier after lunch
Room for everyone
Milfontes Castle
Street graffiti

Porto Covo

Tuesday 20th July 

Porto Covo
For lunch today
The Magic Cactus
Took our breathe away
A shaded spot
Set above the bay

Moon and back
Treasured Angel son
Walking along the cobbled streets of Porto Covo
Fishing boats
One of the many sandy coves
Clear seas
Coastal paths are very close to the edge of the cliffs
Great rock formations
Deserted secret beaches
A difficult scramble down
Gulleys and crevices
The view from the Magic Cactus, above Praia de Vale Figueiros
Very quiet when we arrived
A perfect shady spot
With cold beers
Our umbrellas and windbreaks below the beach bar
A quick walk down to the sea, which was a little cool
Looking south
Looking north
Our place on the sand
The bat and ball kids

Vila Nova de Milfontes

Monday 19th July 

A walk around Faro this morning
Then a drive to the west coast
To Vila Nova de Milfontes
About three hours at most

And you're with us my sweetie
Treasured Angel son
Cobbled streets of Faro
Wonderful ironwork, doorways and balconies
Faro marina
Blue skies
The consulate
Gryphon outside the museum showing Hartley motorcycles
Great mosaic pathways, Faro
Cape Sardão
Western most point of Alentejo
Amazing rock formations
Praia do Almograve
Vila Nova de Milfontes
River Mira at Milfontes
Boardwalk down to Restaurant Choupana
Standing stones
Late afternoon
Relaxing on a rooftop terrace
Our place to stay for a few days
An Agave Americana

A day by the beach

Sunday 18th July 

Faro, Portugal
Then Islantilla, Spain
So good to see
Luke and Ana again
A day by the beach
That's where we'll remain

And you're with us too
Forever and always
Precious Angel son
Gryphon statue in Faro
Breakfast location
Warm at 8.30am in the morning
A side street in Faro
A quiet Sunday morning
Over to Spain for lunch
The boardwalk at Islantilla
Looking up at the sky
A lunch plate
Frankie Angel Bear
Luke and Ana
Gary and I
The sea is so inviting