Still settling in . . . .

I had hoped by now to have bombarded you with walks and discoveries, but our first ten days back in Olhão da Restauração have not quite gone to plan. First up was an apartment change, which meant we couldn’t settle for a week. Then after the move we thought we may have to move back to the original apartment because of an awful noise from the roof. We (and they) think they have resolved the problem, but it isn’t certain. And whilst apartments have been up in the air there have been bouts of gastroenteritis  and unsettled weather. Consequently we don’t seem to have got our act together yet. Thank goodness this stay is a long one.

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We have though enjoyed some short strolls around the saltpans, caught up with our lovely neighbours, had lazy days reading books in the warm winter sunshine and been to the market multiple times. So I guess things are not that bad! All being well proper posts will be popping up here soon, but in the meanwhile I thought I’d share a few photographs of what I think are red-veined darters.

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There have been so many of them flying around us on our strolls around the salterns, and they have also been seen on Armona. When we stood still they soon settled on the long grasses around us. Blending in so perfectly that at times it was difficult to see them. Wonderful to observe, and I am still somewhat amazed I managed to capture a few photographs. If I have identified these Sympetrum fonscolombii correctly the red ones are male, and the golden ones female.

Author: BeckyB

It's a good life walking, cooking, photographing, volunteering, reading, blogging, and best of all spending time with family, friends & the cat!

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    1. Thank you, and yes fortunately we are 😊 will though be popping back regularly to catch up with family, the cat and to sort paperwork post Brexit!

        1. Hee hee, I will although days 2 to 6 are possibly a challenge as I’m away in Porto!!! I always do this don’t I with squares 🤔😃

        2. Hmm, never a dull moment, then! And we still haven’t arranged to meet up, looks like next year, then? So what month do you return?

        1. Hee hee, there was lots of butting in yesterday as wecwere all talking non stop 😁 with only slight pauses for eating our delicious lunch.

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