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Vilamoura

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    • Day 42

      Marina Vilamoura

      April 28, 2023 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

      Nur ein paar Kilometer entfernt von unserem Stellplatz in Falesia liegt Vilamoura, nicht nur bekannt durch den exklusiven Yachthafen, sondern auch durch die umliegenden Golfresorts.

      Wir umfahren den Yachthafen und sind von der Atmosphäre beeindruckt.
      👍🌊🥂⛵️🚤
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    • Day 86

      Strandspaziergang und mehr…

      March 13 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

      Eigentlich sollte es nur unsere „Immer-Runde“ werden. Aber das Wetter und unsere spontane Eingebung führte uns an die Strandbar, wo wir bei Aperol-Spritz eine gute Unterhaltung und Sonne, Mehr und die schöne Stimmung genossen haben 👍Read more

    • Day 79

      Frauenwanderung nach Vilamoura

      March 6 in Portugal ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

      Bei Sonnenschein und guter Stimmung machen wir uns auf den Weg nach Vilamoura.
      Ein Streifzug durch die Geschäfte blieb folgenlos 😁, so dass wir uns in der Sonne mit Getränken und Toasts schadlos hielten.
      Marina und Kristina gönnten sich noch ein sehr kostbares, aber kunstvoll gefertigtes super leckeres Eis bevor es wieder zurück ging. Die Sonne hatte sich erstmal hinter einer dünnen Wolkenschicht verzogen und so mussten wir uns auf dem Rückweg warm laufen 😎
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    • Day 4

      Über den Klippen nach Vilamoura

      October 29, 2022 in Portugal ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

      Heute sind wir in Richtung Vilamoura gewandert. Ein Ort mit einer sehr schönen Marina, vielen Bars, Restaurants und Pubs. Der Weg führte uns diesmal ein Stück durch den Ort raus auf einen Wanderweg oberhalb der bis zu 40m hohen Klippen.Read more

    • Day 117

      Sangria in unserer Strandbar 🤪

      April 13 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

      Bei unserem letzten Besuch dort sahen wir, dass am Nebentisch eine Karaffe Sangria getrunken wurde. Das hatten wir noch niemals zuvor gemeinsam gemacht- bis jetzt.
      Also lecker war’s ja, aber …. Sonne in der Mittagszeit und dann die süßen Früchtchen 🤪🤪 Gut, dass wir auf dem Rückweg mit den Füßen durchs kalte Wasser waten konnten, das kühlte dann auch bald wieder den Kopf 😆😎
      Abends gab’s noch einmal leckeren Fisch: Linguado - Seezunge. Einfach köstlich 😋
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    • Day 75

      Vilamoura

      March 10 in Portugal ⋅ 🌬 17 °C

      Mit dem Rad nach Vilamoura. Der Hafen ist sowas wie das portugiesische St Tropez. Hier liegen diverse Luxusjachten und rings um den Hafen ein Restaurant an dem anderen. Übrigens davon mindesten drei Irish Pubs. Etwas hinter dem Hafen geht es dann wieder etwas portugiesischer zu, d.h. die Lokale werden nicht weniger aber etwas einfacher. Ganz am Ende der „Promenade“ hat das Meer einen Steg fast schon ins Wasser gezogen es. Ein Portugiese erklärt mir das die Wellen morgen noch höher werden und dann wird der Steg wohl weg sein.Read more

    • Day 60

      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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    • Day 105

      Ein sch... Tag heute

      March 14, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

      Aufwachen, Frühstücken, Liegestuhl, Überlegen was wir heute so machen...
      Kurzentschlossen fahren wir nach Quarteira.
      Wir verlassen den Stellplatz, Uwe bemerkt, sein Akku hat nur noch 1 Balken. Also kehrt er um und will das Ladegerät holen.
      Dann kommt ihm die Idee, Oliver zu fragen, ob er seinen Akku nehmen darf. Es ist zufällig derselbe. Also ist unsere Tour gerettet.
      In Vilamoura wird Rast gemacht und etwas gespeist. Weiter geht's noch zu Kaffee und Kuchen in das bekannte Café an der Ecke. Gut gesättigt geht's zurück.
      Dann spielt das Schicksal uns einen Streich.
      Uwe's Hinterrad verliert ruck-zuck die Luft.
      Reifenpannen-Spray nützt nichts. Der Ärger ist groß, die Luftpumpe klein.
      Fahrrad wird bis zum Radweg geschoben, Reifen demontiert. Der vorbeikommende holländische Bekannte vom Stellplatz hier bietet seine Hilfe an. Man kann nicht feststellen, wo die Luft austritt..
      Entscheidung ist gefallen, ich fahre zum Womo zurück, hole eine große Fußluftpumpe und fahre mit dem Smart wieder nach Quarteira. Die Strecke zieht sich zuerst mit dem Fahrrad, es sind sehr viele Menschen unterwegs in Vilamoura.
      Na ja, alles in allem hat es ca. 1 1/2 Stunden gedauert, bis wir jetzt gemütlich den Krimi anschauen können und zur Ruhe kommen, obwohl der alte Rücken schmerzt...
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    • Day 7

      Praia da Falésia

      March 25, 2019 in Portugal ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

      Nächster Stopp: Australien.
      Naja nicht ganz, aber es sieht immerhin so aus.
      Wieder ging es zu einem etwas abgelegeneren Strand, welcher berühmt für seine rotgefärbten Felsen ist.
      Hier fühlt man sich tatsächlich etwas, als wenn man in Australien wäre.
      Warum diese rot sind für einige Meter, weiß man nicht genau.
      Sieht auf jeden Fall spektakulär aus.
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    • Day 55

      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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