|Cabo St Vicente lighthouse
just lighting up towards dusk
|Yellow legged gull|
|Fishermen take it to extremes here,
that ledge is on top of a 200 foot drop and
this particular guy must have been
in his seventies, one stumble and it’s curtains!
After that we headed into the mountains and spent a windy night at 902 metres at Foia, the highest point in the Algarve when on a clear day the views are outstanding and you can see for miles but you’ve guessed it, it was not a clear day for us! It was however, clear enough from our walk with the dogs, for us to see a rude Portuguese man get out of his car with his wife, go round to the side of our motorhome and urinate on our back wheel! Nigel hot footed it back and took a photograph of his car number plate and then a photo of him, thanking him sarcastically for p*****g on our caravan, he and his wife looked suitably shocked and ashamed and rightly so and scuttled off but not before I went and got our disinfectant spray and theatrically sprayed it over the offending wheel.
|The observatory at Foia|
|Pretty flowers, don’t know their name,
some variety of ice plant, we think
|Grand Moustaches on a
statue in Aljezur
In the afternoon we decided we would travel inland a bit and visit the town of Silves for an overnight stop, we thought it would be less crowded as it was away from the coast but when we got there there must have been about 400 motorhomes there already crowding out the car parks…again not for us so we came to Olhāo and booked in at the campsite for a few nights.
|Annette and me in the bar at Camping Olhāo
I bought my Poncho the day before at Foia
|Annette getting up close and personal with the
Saharan locals in Morocco
|Black winged stilt
photo courtesy of wikipedia
It’s good here for birdwatching and cycling and dog walking, yesterday we saw another first…black winged stilts and today as I washed up the breakfast dishes I could see azure winged magpies flitting about in the trees. I was actually daydreaming and thinking about our lifestyle choice as I washed up outdoors in a sink on a crowded campsite compared to a holiday with full board in a swanky 5* hotel (which I’ve never actually experienced) when I caught sight of these beauties just above me and knew where I’d rather be!