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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A Sunny Morning in the Algarve

luz-beach

Arrived from a cold and snowy UK a few days ago. So glad to be back, in Luz, Western Algarve Portugal. It’s 8 January 2019, having breakfast on the terrace, sat in warm sunshine, under a cloudless sky. Checking out the horizon was that a Dolphin? Not sure.  Back to the main job then, was it five or six small fishing boats just off the coast………………

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The Best Historical Villages In Portugal. 12 Culturally Sustainable Destinations — Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal

Over the years, I’ve written about some of my favourite traditional villages in Portugal, most of which are actually part of a network called Aldeias Históricas de Portugal. Under this official umbrella, there are 12 villages, all within the Centro region of Portugal. Most of them used to be borderRead More → The post The…

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Three lessons at Quinta de Vargellas — Salt of Portugal

It is easy to arrive at Quinta de Vargellas because this heavenly wine estate in the Douro valley has its own train station. The old carriages stop there with a screech, huffing exhausted from racing with the river waters. It is then up to the guests to walk up the granite steps that lead to […]

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Repentina — Salt of Portugal

Several people recommended that we try Repentina, a humble tasca in Poiares famous for its baby goat roasted in a wood-fired oven. Its name is a twist on the word “repente” which means in a flash. We first visited the restaurant last year. When the waiter brought the menu, we said we didn’t need it, […]

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Sleeping by the Tagus at the Altis Belém — Salt of Portugal

It is so wonderful to wake up in the Altis Belém hotel and see that the Tagus river is waking up too, still dressed in the same colors as the sky, flowing lazily towards the sea. We get a glimpse of the Belém tower getting ready for the visitors that come see her. And we […]

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