. . . . we should be around 33,000ft high and heading north for England. There again as the flight we are catching only has a 68% chance of being on time, we could easily be at sea level in a cafe at Faro airport. Or perhaps we are just taking off?! (NB yes, I do realise this was a landing but I have no take off shots!)
As in previous years I have mixed feelings about leaving Olhão for the summer. I certainly won’t miss the mosquitoes who are just beginning to appear nor will I miss the high temperatures and increase in tourists. I will though miss our Algarvian friends, the clean air, the walks, the Portuguese approach to life and Olhão’s markets. At the same time I am looking forward to catching up properly with family, my cat, the garden and English friends who I have not seen for ages but dread our English politics, inevitable grey days, driving on the left and next door’s ongoing building work. Still I’ve got thousands of photographs and memories to still share with you, and so look forward over the forthcoming weeks and months of returning to this wonderful country in my mind each and every time I prepare a blog post. And all being well we will be coming into land at Faro over these saltpans in the late autumn to commence our next sojourn, can’t wait! So I hope you will stay with me, and if you are not following the blog yet why not start today.