Blogs from Aljezur, Algarve, Portugal, Europe


Europe » Portugal » Algarve » Aljezur October 15th 2016

Geo: 37.3147, -8.80454Bom-Dia à tous,Le temps file vite. Une auberge bien située mais nous avons droit au party dans le bar d'en face. La fenêtre insonorise pas mal mais on entend encore. Je crois que nous avons eu 2 chambres sans bruit depuis notre départ. Ce matin, nous prenons un bateau qui nous fait faire une petite excursion sur le bord des falaises et dans les grottes du littoral. On en prend plein la vue et plein les oreilles. Le bruit des vagues dans les grottes, est vraiment impressionnant. De plus la lumière qui vient du soleil et se reflète sous l'eau est fluorescent. Nous repartons sur la route. Nous arrêtons à Pria de Luz (plage) pour prendre le café, à Burgau pour une frite (elle sont excellente içi) et finalement un lunch à Salema. Nous ... read more

Europe » Portugal » Algarve » Aljezur August 3rd 2013

So since we were up late both days I'm gonna write from Friday and today but let me tell you this I'm getting close to being on schedule!!!!! Friday, August 2, 2013 So today we stayed home and did our usual like swimming running and having our breakfast. Before we went out for lunch at the same place Russell had all you can eat fish but as I was saying before we left I had to finish my blog (the last one I did)... read more

Europe » Portugal » Algarve » Aljezur August 3rd 2013

We took a vote last night to decide which beach was our favourite and Arrafina won! So, that is where we headed today for our last west coast beach day. It was busier than last time for a few reasons: 1) It was a Saturday 2) It is now August and according to the people we have met here, on August 1st (could be any day of the week, it doesn't matter), the Algarve suddenly fills up with tourists and Portuguese from the north on vacation. We have definitely noticed an increase in traffic since the 1st. Having said that, we have yet to really deal with any slow downs whatsoever. Traffic here has never been a problem, even today. But the beach was definitely a lot busier. Still, we got a good parking spot and ... read more
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Europe » Portugal » Algarve » Aljezur August 1st 2013

Carrapateira. Sounds like something you might eat for dinner but it is not! It's the name of a small west coast town and also the name of one of two of its beaches. The other beach was called Bordeira (as was the next town over). Both are big surfing beaches. We only popped in to Bordeira Beach on our way home to check it out and we spent our day at Carrapeteira. This was another gorgeous beach (sadly, we are getting spoilt by the coastal beaches and any other future beaches are bound to compare unfavourably...). There was lots of swimming although it was agreed that the waves at Arrafina were bigger. One interesting thing was that there is a small river that starts at the side of this beach and heads inland. The only way ... read more

Europe » Portugal » Algarve » Aljezur July 29th 2013

Sorry that I haven't been blogging in a while so I'm going to do Thursday and every day till right now from thursday!!! (The only reason why that I haven't been writing in a while was because I keep on having to fall asleep and I had tried to do one last night but for some weird reason every thing was deleted) Thursday, July 25, 2013 This morning we woke up and had breakfast and packed and went straight to the WATER PARK.... and OMG it was so much fun I'll list a few of the rides we went on Foam, Crazy River, Tornado, BLACK HOLE!!!!! After the water park we came home around 6:00 when the park closed and when we were home I went for a swim. Not my dad or my mom nor ... read more

Europe » Portugal » Algarve » Aljezur July 28th 2013

I am going to start off this blog with last night's event since I blogged before we went out! We headed out after dinner into Lagos nearby where there was a festival called Arte Doce Competition and Fair. This was basically a fair celebrating Portuguese pastries and cakes and delicasies! Yes, we were in heaven. While we browsed, there was also musical entertainment such as belly dancing and drum bands. There was also a display of fancy creations made of marzipan! Very cool! Almonds are grown here so in addition to the marzipan which we see everywhere, lots of the cakes and tarts are almond based. Also a lot of fig based desserts.We sampled some of the treats (obviously) and enjoyed them all. There were literally hundreds to choose from. We each got something different and ... read more
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Europe » Portugal » Algarve » Aljezur July 20th 2013

Another great day! Nothing but sunshine and warm days here! We don't even check the weather forecast cuz every day is gorgeous. Today we headed to the western coast of the Algarve to an au natural beach called Amoreira. The drive was very pretty through the interior of the region and across to the coast. We stopped on the way finally at one of the roadside vendors selling big bags of freshly picked oranges. They are delicious! Then on to the beach where the waves were huge and there were lots of surfers. We enjoyed jumping and diving in the waves - there were 3 moves invented: the cork (staying afloat and not letting your feet touch the bottom during a wave), the up and over (swim into the crest and over the top and ride ... read more
Amoreira Beach
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Lori and Russell

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