Festa Grande da Mãe Soberana

After last year’s c’est la vie we finally made it. Arrived too late to collect a scarf but probably a little bit too early for the procession, still we got a parking space. We were not too sure what to expect but after the beautiful parade at São Brás we were hopeful, after all the ‘Feast […]

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In the heart of the Barrocal

As you read this I hopefully will either be on my way to or in Loulé for the ‘Festa da Mãe Soberana‘.  The only reason I say hopefully is that our visitors are leaving this afternoon, so our visit all depends on their timings and our ability to find somewhere to park in Loulé as we’ll […]

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Exploring the Barrocal via Fonte Benémola Trail

Whilst going through the hundreds of photographs I have taken whilst out here in the Algarve I spotted a few photos from a wonderful ‘half’ walk we did in February 2014.  I thought you might like to see them! The Fonte Benémola trail is a 4km circular walk, which starts on the dirt track to […]

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