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Faro

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  • Day627

    Friday in Faro

    February 22, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    From our new base at Campsite Ria Formosa, near Tavira in the eastern Algarve, we jumped on the bike to visit Faro, the capital of the Algarve and a place that is sometimes overlooked by visitors who just pass through heading to and from the airport.

    We spent our time wandering around the cobbled streets of the old town and around the marina. Within the medieval walls the centrepiece is the cathedral, completed in 1251 but, like everything else down here, it was badly damaged in the 1755 earthquake and todays version is a mixture of gothic, renaissance and baroque architecture. The interior was beautifully decorated with tiles, painted wood and a gilded alter. The baroque organ was being played and added atmosphere to our visit. We think all churches and cathedrals should have music playing or choirs singing in between masses. It really makes a difference! The cathedral also houses a small museum of priestly vestments, chalices and grisly relics of St. Bonifaces forearms. However, more macabre was to come outside with a shrine built of monks skulls and bones! We climbed the tower and came out onto a terrace housing the bells with magnificent views across the city and the Rio Formosa Nature Reserve, where the sand banks would make for tricky navigation.

    The square in front of the cathedral was lined with orange trees that were in full blossom and their fragrance filled the air as bees and insects gorged on the nectar.

    We had lunch outside on the upper floor of a restaurant overlooking the marina and enjoyed the sun shine while watching the world go by below.

    A lovely day.
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  • Day77

    Sunshine Motorhome Park

    December 16, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 11 °C

    Arrived at sunshine motorhome park to spend a few days with old friends Andy and Jayne. Weather was awful last night with heavy rain and high winds. However woke this morning to blue skies and sunshine.
    Andy and Jayne took us to the locaĺ restaurant for lunch and then we went for a walk around Fuseta.
    Still haven't decided where we want to be for Christmas but need to make our minds up quickly now.
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  • Day57

    Algarve I

    July 4, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Und schon sind wir in Portugal!!
    Um die ganze Algarve mit ihren vielen, vielen Buchten zu entdecken, haben wir uns für die nächsten drei Tage einen Roller gemietet. Wir sind an einem Campingplatz in Albufeira, eine Partystadt.
    Heute geht es an die Ost-Algarve. Wir fahren bis nach Faro, an den Praia de Faro, eine kleine Insel auf die man über eine Brücke gelangt. Am Anfang herrscht noch Massentourismus. Als wir aber bis zum Ende der Insel fahren und noch ein Stückchen zu Fuß gehe, haben wir den Strand fast für uns alleine. Ein schöner Sandstrand. Es ist allerdings eher frisch, aufgrund des starken Windes. Danach geht die Abenteuertour los. Da wir möglichst an der Küste fahren wollen, fahren wir durch den Nationalpark. Die Straßen werden immer schlechter, bis es nicht mehr weiter geht. Wir fahren ein Stück zurück und dann weiter am Golfplatz entlang, bis wir wieder auf eine geteerte Straße kommen. Nach einigen weiteren Sandbuchten verändert sich die Landschaft langsam und wir kommen zu roten Klippen, die für die die Algarve bekannt sind. Wir beenden unsere Tour am Praya de Falesia. Die Landschaft ist ein Traum!Read more

  • Day175

    Olhao

    October 7, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    We took a trip to the mainland to in the dinghy, with outboard, it was low tide and we saw lots of different birds. Stork, egrets, curlews spoonbills and lots more we couldn't identify. There was a busy market happening when we got there fruit and veg and regional specialities which appear to be bee related honey, honey cake, pollen, as well as pomegranates. Lots of people shopping chatting or having coffee. We wandered around for a bit and then did some shopping ourselves and had some lunchRead more

  • Day175

    Olhao

    October 7, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    Today we decided to take the dinghy to town, it was a spring low so all the various mud and sand banks were visible as well as lots of birds, we saw a stork, egrets, spoonbills, curlews and lots of different gulls.
    When we got to town we realised it was market day with lots of extra fruit and veg stools. The local produce seems to focused on bees there was wax, honey, honey cake, pollen and liqueur. Also a lot of pomegranates and woven baskets. After a little shopping and wandering around we decided to stay for lunch before heading back to offload the shopping and to go to the beach.Read more

  • Day1275

    Portugal Tour - Faro

    September 8, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Needed a much more relaxed place after Porto and Lisbon so I came to faro which is in the south of Portugal! Not much here except great beaches and cheap beer but it’s a great place to relax and unwind!

  • Day129

    Faro, Portugal

    January 10, 2017 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Early start today and headed for the airport by 11. Flight was delayed by 45 minutes and when we finally boarded the pilot said that they had had 120 km headwinds coming in. Ugh I wasn't thrilled to hear that. But...the flight was super smooth, guess we had the tailwind, and we were only 10 minutes late. Stepped off the plane to 17 degrees with warm winds. For those of you who are in the throes of the coldest winter, sorry! Caught my bus and paid 2 euros for the trip from the airport to the hostel . Was at the hostel in 15 minutes. I am one 100 metres from the marina. It is so beautiful. Found an Italian restaurant and had my first pizza in months with a glass of red wine and sat outside. The restauranteur though I was crazy sitting on the patio and said it was too cold. Not from where I had just come from. I had three different guys whistle and say hello while I had dinner. I am going to rent a bike and a kayak because it is supposed to be warm for the next while. I can even do my laundry and hang it outside on the upper deck to dry. Can't wait to tour around tomorrow . I have traveled 2100 km so far on my travels and that's almost all the way across Canada.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

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