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  • Day55

    Regentag

    November 25, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Für heute war eigentlich eine Tour mit dem Roller geplant, aber das Wetter spielt leider nicht mit. Morgen müssen wir von dem Platz herunter weil dann ein Markt auf dem Platz aufgebaut wird. Man kann dann zwar auf einem Ausweichplatz kostenlos stehen, aber wir werden wohl wieder etwas ins Landesinnere fahren.Read more

    Inge Heimann

    Hallo ihr zwei die Orte kennen wir und zwischendurch mal regen ist nicht schlimm

    11/26/19Reply
    Inge Heimann

    Wielange bleibt ihr denn noch

    11/26/19Reply
    juergenft

    In Portugal nicht mehr lange, maximal eine Woche, dann geht's weiter nach Spanien

    11/26/19Reply
     
  • Day54

    #Stellplatz bei Quarteira

    November 24, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Nur knapp 25 km weiter auf einen Stellplatz für 3 €. Der Weg zum Strand ist etwas weiter, aber zumindest der gewählte Rückweg war schön zu laufen. Die Sonne hat noch viel Kraft und im Strandcafe kamen wir in der Sonne sogar ins schwitzen. Viele Sonnenanbeter am Strand die in Badekleidung noch die Sonne genießen. Zwei Geocaches konnten wir auch wieder loggen. Wir wollen hier zwei Nächte stehen bleiben.
    Wieder einen Camper, diesmal aus Schweden kennen gelernt, der sein Haus verkauft hat und seit 3 Jahren mit seiner Frau im Wohnmobil lebt.
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  • Day7

    Pump it pump it

    September 25, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Another super day for cycling ... gravel, tarmac whatever baby ! We had a slow puncture to start and one to finish ... but himself did loads of pumping ! Garmin issues again today ...TG for tour guide Barbie on google maps, she is spot on ! Maybe a new garmin required for himself one needs to have reliability on these trips ! Inspector gadget needs an upgrade !Read more

    Trudy Buckley

    Ye are flying well done 👏👏👏😎

    9/25/19Reply
    Rory Whelan

    There is only one TGB ..

    9/25/19Reply
     
  • Day10

    allahu akbar

    September 25, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    I’ve converted ..
    fixed the slow puncture this morning .. front tyre
    Had a fresh one in the back inside the hour ..
    So only one solution .. switch sides !

    We followed Komoot all the way until Paddy’s patience finally ran out just before we went on another “unpaved road” not sure what the problem was I was the one with the puncture epidemic 😊

    Twas a good call , great breakfast caramel apple pie TB no low cal option available so don’t judge

    Garmin died just about 3 k from home . Paddy used google maps to get us the rest of the way !
    So he lead for 3k or so #justsaying

    Went for a swim in the SEA 🥶

    I’ll be fine don’t worry

    Paddy and I had a romantic last dinner .. it’s nearly over but we will still be friends 👨‍❤️‍👨

    TTFN
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    Trudy Buckley

    Are you joining Niall’s club Stubble? Well done to ye both looks like ye had a great time and amazing desserts 🍨😎

    9/25/19Reply
    Rory Whelan

    Antonio has less salt and more pepper than I do .. Im easing into it Could be gone by Sunday ..

    9/25/19Reply
    Trudy Buckley

    Enjoy the rest of the week 🌞😎

    9/25/19Reply
     
  • Day14

    Quarteira und Pirate Beach

    July 14, 2020 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    An unserem letzten Tag fuhren wir nach Quarteira, ein kleines Städtchen unweit von Albufeira in Richtung Faro gelegen. Wir parkten auf einem kostenpflichtigen Parkplatz. Hm, wieder mal kein Kleingeld mit und die angebotene App am Automaten funktionierte auch nicht so richtig. 😏 Dann kamen auch schon die Kontrolleure. Ich sprach mit ihnen, dass ich noch Geld wechseln müsse und er meinte ok. Wir gingen in den nächstgelegenen Laden, es war eine Apotheke. Aber sie wollte uns nicht behilflich sein, also mussten wir etwas kaufen. Wir entschieden uns für einen schönen Haargummi, nicht wissend, dass der sechs fuffzig kostet. 🙈 Naja, jedenfalls hatten wir jetzt Wechselgeld. Wir schauten auf TripAdvisor, wo man günstig zum Mittag essen konnte. Die Wahl fiel auf eine Kneipe namens "Bambi". Es sah zwar etwas aus, wie eine Absteige, aber das Essen war gut. 👍🏻 Die Rechnung war handgeschrieben. 30 Euro stand drauf. Wir wunderten uns etwas und als der Besitzer wieder kam, machte er aus der 3 eine 2. 😄 Wir zahlten schnell, ehe er es sich noch anders überlegt. Dann wollten wir noch an einen kleinen Strand neben dem Pirate Beach etwas westlich von Albufeira. Wir irrten im Dickicht herum, um eventuell den Weg nach unten zu finden, aber wahrscheinlich kann man dort nur per Boot ran. Wir machten noch ein paar schicke Fotos und fuhren ins Hotel zurück, um die letzten Stunden am Pool ausklingen zu lassen. Nach dem Abendbrot mussten wir ganz schnell noch ein paar Stunden schlafen, da unser Flug von 16.30 Uhr auf 06.30 Uhr vorgezogen worden war und das heißt Aufstehen um 0.00 Uhr. Super! 🥱Read more

  • Day60

    Vilamoura Convalescent Home for Seniors

    February 28, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

    Also known as the Four Seasons Vilamoura! We enjoyed our first two days here as it was a warm 20 degrees and the sun felt so good. The first day we walked into the main village to buy food at the supermercado as we planned to make use of our well-equipped kitchen. The next day we walked to the marina which is lined with shops, bars and different ethnic restaurants. I had finished my antibiotics so I could resume my self-guided Portuguese wine tasting tour. The 8 days of Clarithromycin left a metallic taste in my mouth and killed my appetite so my first glass of wine tasted horrible. We really enjoyed our relaxing afternoon in the sunshine.

    Then the “Beast from the East” arrived, which is what the news people are calling the cold front that is affecting all of Europe. We have had 3 days of temperatures around 17, grey clouds and light drizzle. It seems to clear a bit around 3 or 4 so we’ve walked to the village to pick up supplies and, more importantly, just to get some exercise and fresh air. It is a 4 km round trip. Then it rains again in the evening. They are predicting this weather pattern is going to persist until next week. Portugal has had drought conditions for months and we were told they lost 80% of their forests to wildfires. So they need the rain more desperately than I need sunshine, or at least that’s what I keep telling myself.

    John has made an almost full recovery from his bronchitis, although he still has a strong exercise-induced cough. It doesn’t help that our resort is at the top of a hill again! Two days ago I thought I was almost back to normal but today my cough has been worse. My chest is sore from nearly 3 weeks of coughing and I can tell when I’m due for my puffer. There’s not much to do here, particularly in this weather, so it’s a good time to rest. The car rental clerk in Ponta Delgada said the humid weather is hard on tourists. So when we went to pick up our car the next day he gave me a little bag of eucalyptus leaves with instructions to pour boiling water over them, cover my head with a towel, and inhale the vapour. I don’t know if it will cure me but it sure feels soothing just before bedtime. I was very impressed with his thoughtfulness.
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    Garrett Samm

    So many freckles!

    3/4/18Reply
    Garrett Samm

    That looks like a nice walk!

    3/4/18Reply
     
  • Day2

    Quarteira Tag 2

    September 17, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Heute waren wir lange am Strand und im Meer baden. Danach haben wir uns an den Pool gelegt und gechillt. Am Abend sind wir an der Promenade spazieren gewesen und haben uns den Sonnenuntergang angeschaut.Read more

    Wetter sieht ja gut aus . Euch Beiden noch einen schönen Urlaub und viel Spass und Erholung .

    9/18/18Reply

    Schöne Grüsse Günther !

    9/18/18Reply
     
  • Day1

    Part 1 Day 1 - Faro

    July 29, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Yesterday I arrived in Faro at 2130. After 4km walk in the darkness I arrived at 'Faro beach life hostel', where I had booked a bed in a 8p-dormitory - 28 e.
    Cosy hostel full of young people - mostly girls.
    I slept well, but waked up early - 600. The first 10 km went on the in the morning still empty beach. In the next town Quarteira (slowly filling with tourists) I had a coffee.
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    Mostly girls😀...I don't wonder that you slept very well😁....enjoy your trip!!...in 12 days one young nice girl is coming to join you🤣

    7/29/18Reply
    Peter Schiller

    looking forward:)

    7/29/18Reply

    😀😙

    7/29/18Reply

    Šťastnou cestu s těšíme se na další pokračovaní a jdeme spolu... G.

    7/29/18Reply
     
  • Day55

    Travel Day - Azores to The Algarve

    February 23, 2018 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Travel days are always stressful. Today was catastrophic. We packed last night and planned to get up and go this morning. We had a 7 am flight and had to return our rental car at the airport so I set the clock for 5, double checking the settings. I woke up once at 3 am and promptly fell asleep as we’ve had really sleepless nights with all the coughing between us. The next time I awoke it was 6:50!! I found John in the living room and yelled, “We missed our flight”!! For someone who is a very anxious traveller, he didn’t seem too concerned. John is usually my back up plan as he normally gets up to pee very early in the morning. On a travel day he would always check the clock and wake me up even before the alarm went off. This morning he went right back to bed without checking the time. So we had a malfunctioning travel clock that eventually went off at 5 pm even though the alarm was clearly set for 5 am and my usual human backup also failed. We’ve taken many early morning flights and have never had an issue. This was the absolute worse place for this to happen I would soon find out.

    We had to return the car before 9 so we headed straight for the airport and returned the car without any issues thankfully. Then my nightmare began. There are only 3 airlines that fly to the mainland. The 2 cheapest, Azores Air and Ryan Air, told me all flights for the day were sold out. For security reasons they no longer sell stand-by tickets. I made 3 phone calls to Air Portugal seeking solutions and was informed that my original flight had been cancelled so I would have to purchase new tickets. She then said she can’t sell tickets over the phone but was unaware that they had no ticket office at this airport. I explained that we were both sick and needed to get to the mainland. After some pleading she got special approval to sell us the last 2 tickets on the 13:20 flight. The cost was $990!!! Ouch.....that hurt my cost-conscious brain, not to mention our bank account. I had already paid $320 for our original tickets which came with no refund. Our only other option would have been to stay another night and get a cheaper flight the next day. But our accommodation in the Algarve was pre-paid and it was too late to cancel, plus we would have the cost of a hotel in Ponta Delgada. We were sick the whole time we were in the Azores and we just needed to get to a drier climate.

    We had a 6 hour layover in Lisbon and fortunately were able to use our last two lounge passes. We couldn’t even take advantage of the free wine and beer as I was on antibiotics and John wasn’t interested, so you know he had to be sick. We finally got to our resort at 12:30 am and I was glad I had arranged a van transfer directly from the airport to the resort, a 30 minute drive. Our early morning flight had been planned to avoid this very late arrival. I’m trying very hard to put my nightmarish day behind me.

    So we are now at the Four Seasons Resort in Vilamoura for 8 days. This was one of my timeshare deals...less than $400 per week. Vilamoura is a purpose-built resort community started in the 70’s. It’s known for it’s golf courses and marina. Our resort is full of mostly British people and a lot of the condos in the area are owned by Brits, as well as Irish, as they try to escape their wet winter weather. We have more English TV channels than I have at home. It certainly is lacking any Portuguese charm but that is not important right now. I think we are going to take this opportunity to relax and get better. We’re both sick of being sick.
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Quarteira, کوارتیرا, კარტეირა, Картейра, Куартейра, 夸爾泰拉