Ludo and Lagoa de São Lourenço

Ludo and Lagoa de São Lourenço is a great place for an easy 1 to 2hr stroll through freshwater and brackish lagoons, small woodlands, saltpans and saltmarshes. The circular walk takes you past one of the best golf courses in the Algarve, and if you want to make a day of it there are beaches. […]

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Bee-eaters, Hoopoes and Swallowtails

Up until last week our visits had all been in the winter, but we decided we wanted to experience Olhão in the high season – just to see how busy, how warm and what difference it made in terms of bird watching. Well it wasn’t the true ‘high season’ but even in early May much much […]

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Algarve Chimneys

One of the many beautiful sights in the Algarve are the chimneys.  You will spot them on old and new buildings, and even on gate posts.  They may be cylindrical, square or rectangular, simple or elaborate.  Some are clearly just decorative others show signs of heavy use with their blackened edges.         […]

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It’s usually Storks, Ibises and Spoonbills but only 2 in this blog!

I must admit I am more of a fan of the large wading birds then the smaller ones, but that’s probably more about my ability to identify than anything else!  Although having said that Spoonbills are just wonderful to watch feeding, and seeing a Stork on its nest always makes me smile. Whilst Storks may […]

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Archaeological delights

The Romans certainly knew where to build their villas. Technically this should be in my 2014 highlights, but it is so interesting and lovely I had to include it here.

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