DOLPHIN WATCH

Dolphin

Been back in Algarve a few days now, a relief from the storms of the UK. One o’clock today and a tourist boat was static only a few yards off shore, with a smaller boat hovering alongside. Not wishing to put down my glass of chilled white wine, but curious nevertheless, I picked up my binoculars for a look see. Around the front of the boats, quite clearly in sight was a playful pod of Dolphins, a magnificent spectacle. I sat and watched for a quarter of an hour before they moved on. Alas the wine had gone warm.

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LEAVING ON A JET PLANE

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LEAVING ON A JET PLANE. It’s 7th November 2018. The sky is clear and the Atlantic Ocean is Azure blue. It is hot and I’m, looking out over the beautiful Bay of Light (Praia da Luz), Lagos in the Algarve, Portugal. Next job is to print boarding passes because, sadly, I’m leaving on a jet plane tomorrow. John Denver.
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DOLPHIN WATCH

 

Dolphin

Been back in Algarve a few days now, a relief from the storms of the UK. One o’clock today and a tourist boat was static only a few yards off shore, with a smaller boat hovering alongside. Not wishing to put down my glass of chilled white wine, but curious nevertheless, I picked up my binoculars for a look see. Around the front of the boats, quite clearly in sight was a playful pod of Dolphins, a magnificent spectacle. I sat and watched for a quarter of an hour before they moved on. Alas the wine had gone warm.
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JAZZ & BLUES

Fortaleza

JAZZ & BLUES
Sunday lunch, with friends at the renowned Fortaleza restaurant, Praia da Luz, Lagos, Algarve. JusRt ordered a bottle of chilled Planalto white wine, to go with lunch of fresh grilled fish. Its 30 degrees, and the azure-blue Atlantic Ocean is calm, with only a couple of sailing boats drifting along. The Fortaleza is an historic site, from Roman times, rebuilt in 1670, after an earthquake. Richard the Lionheart is reputed to have stopped off here on his way to the crusades. JAZZ & BLUES. Not for Richard!
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PURE BEER

Pure beer

PURE BEER
Lunchtime in Lazuli my favourite bar in Praia da luz and we order two large beers. The waiter who looks like a young Art Garfunkel duly obliges. Thirsty, I take a big slug and it tastes different. I ask herself and she says, “yes, it´s sweeter.” We look at each other and glance at Garfunkel, who is kind of knowing. When he walks by I ask him “have you changed the beer only it is sweeter. “oh dear I know what I´ve done the table over there ordered two pints of shandy, I´ll replace these straight away. In a trice he´s back. “Two pints of PURE BEER” he says plonking two full glasses on the table. I´m not going to tell them! he adds.” Walking away. RESULT   Learn more

Madeira

In 1418, on All Saints’ Day, Portuguese navigators discovered the island of Porto Santo off the coast of Africa. After more exploration, they realized that Porto Santo is part of a lush subtropical archipelago. The largest island in the archipelago was covered by dense forests so the sailors named it “ilha da Madeira,” the wooded […]

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