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Oct 12, 2018 - cork fields and home hosted lunch

Considering the fact that we could have driven here in three hours from Lisbon, it was surprising how long it took the Corinthian, struggling through the waves and swells to get here. It made for a disturbing night's sleep. But the advantage of being on a small ship was apparent this morning, when we were the only ship here in a spot no ocean liner would fit. Later in the day we saw tenders, taking cruisers to a large ship outside the harbor. We just walked right off. We are in the Algarve, an area highly touted by travel magazines. I never...

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Oct 18, 2016 - Full Moons, Beautiful Sunsets and Portimao

The last few days have not been busy, relaxing by the ocean, reading, drinking wine, enjoying the beautiful sunsets/sunrises and the Hunter’s full moon. Haven't posted any of the sunset, sunrise, moonrise pictures as we have a limited number we can post and want to save them for things we don't get at home. Michelle took the resort shuttle into Armacao de Pera one day and treated herself to a mani/pedi at the salon recommended by our organizer’s wife. And one of the sunny days was Laundry Day 1, only a little rack so we split it into...

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Trip Journal

Portugal Cruise

Nov 9, 2014 - Portimao

Today we were in Portimao on the Algarve in southern Portugal. It seemed like a sleepy little town on the river as we walked through in the morning but as we sailed out this afternoon we could see the beautiful beach areas that I’m sure are packed in the summer. Not much more to say about the town itself, it seemed as if it was sort of closed at the end of season although there were some clothes shops around and a shopping mall we came across. More exciting, we just heard from the captain that the cruise to the Azores is cancelled due to...

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Mar 8, 2012 - BLOG PART 2 - back in Portimao

We had a great time in London over the winter, making the most of being in the capital, visiting museums and catching up with friends (apologies to those we didn’t manage to see). Jane completed the first part of her ‘Designing with Plants’ open learning course and after 6 weeks of intensive swotting, she also took the RHS Horticulture Level 2 exam in mid-February (results not due till May or June) so it was quite a busy few months. We flew back out to Portugal on 3 March after spending a couple of nights with Jane’s Mum & Dad. It’s...

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Oct 29, 2011 - Portugal - Sines to Portimao

29 Oct: A long stretch today and we weren’t sure how far we would get. Set off before sunrise, just as it was getting light, and the sun shone all day. Rather than the 10+ knots of wind that was forecast, we had less than 6, so had to motor for the first 4 hours. However, the wind picked up in the afternoon and with an average 16-18 knots, gusting to over 22 knots, we sped along and rounded Cape St. Vincent at about 5pm. We actually saw another yacht at about lunchtime today (a very welcome change from the usually empty sea!)….it was...

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Jul 9, 2008 - Pria da Rocha

So we finally made it down to the algarve and it is amazing. I'll try to get some pictures of the beaches and the scenery down here but honestly taking pictures hasn't been my highest priority. We're going to a foam party tonight which starts at 2 AM so that should be a decent experience we're planning on passing out after dinner and then shooting off to this party and it actually moves to the beach at 6 AM so we'll just spend the rest of tommorow dancing on the beach until the sun goes down again. I wish you all were here I mean its...

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