Portugal 2 – West Tour

As you can see we hit the ground running. Day 1 of our trip was an Eastern Tour, day 2 was a Western Tour.

First stop Silves… Here there was a fort.

We then headed into the mountains of Monchique. Unfortunately we drove into cloud then it rained. Then…. Yes, it just poured down, cats and dogs as we would say. Couldn’t see anything. We ran into a little shop to sample some liquors, which warmed us up nicely. Then it was off to the lunch stop… A little mountain town of Foia.

Next, back down to sea level. Sagres is the next place. Basically the most south westerly point with a light house. We did go to the “End of the World” prior to this, but we didn’t get out of the bus for some reason. So here is Sagres.

Final stop was Lagos (interestingly this seems to be pronounsed “Lagosh”).

Portugal 1 – East Tour

A little trip to Portugal in January/February to get away from the snow forecast for the UK.

The tour started with the capital of the Algarve, Faro.

We noticed a lot of Storks everywhere.

Below are the views from the top of the Cathedral of Faro.

There was also a Chapel of the Bones in the Cathedral.

Next stop was at Olhao.

Here we saw hundreds of school children lining up by the sea front. We asked them what was happening, and they said that this was a day off from school, and they all got together to demonstrate against violence in schools. We joined them for a little while, so that the drone that was recording it saw us too.

We saw some fishermen repairing their nets, and working on their boats.

The next stop was the furthest point east by the boarder of Spain, called Villa De Santo Antonio.

We loved the Cow with the umbrella….

The next stop was at Casa Velha. This is a small village where there are only 6 inhabitants.

The last stop was at Tavira.