Bummer, it’s time to go home

Marina, Praia da Rocha

Our week on the Algave is sadly over and we’re now back in London waiting for our flight home tomorrow.

Portugal was just fantastic, neither of us can speak highly enough of the town we stayed in, Praia da Rocha. Completely clear blue skies each and every day we were there, not a hint of cloud or rain, and temperatures warm but not uncomfortably hot. And despite some misgivings before we arrived, the food was first class. Last night’s flambed Crepe de Atlantis at the fabulous Atlantis Restaurant was the gastronomic highlight of the week.

The photo above was taken from atop the 17th century fort which overlooks the town. We sat in the bar there on our first evening and admired the most amazing sunset. Some of my other photos are here. The rest are inside my ultra-professional disposal camera awaiting developing.

The beach was amazing; fine white sand and virtually litter free. We had a perfect view of the beach from the balcony of our room. Check it out here

Not bad, hey?

We did manage to drag our lazy arses away from the beachside deckchairs for one day, in order to take the Highlights of the Algave bus tour. The tour included a visit to one of the old Moorish cities further up the coast, which was picture perfect. The main fort was undergoing some major archaeological work – Col Gray would have been right in his element.

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