Tag Archives: birds

The White Storks are nesting

The magnificent sight of a White Stork in full flight is one of the most amazing sights for us here in the Algarve. Although we know a little about these beautiful birds, who are believed to bring good luck and … Continue reading

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The local Magusto Fair in Alferce

We have a bit of a joke running with friends who took us to visit the quaint village of Alferce near Monchique … that no-one actually lives there! It’s a tiny village, with a population, according to Wiki, of 441 people in … Continue reading

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The unspoilt village of Alte

Where can you go to feed the ducks and wander around a pretty little village enjoying the sights away from the coastal resorts of the Algarve? The unspoilt village of Alte is less than 30km from the coast, and yet … Continue reading

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Our Secret sítio das fontes

There are lots of hidden little walks and places in the Algarve that are hard to find and are often little hidden gems … we even hesitated about sharing this one with you as the sítio das fontes near Estombar, … Continue reading

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Yarn Bombing in Portimão

We’ve been meaning to head over to the garden ‘Largo December 1’ in Portimão – it’s the one in front of the municipal theatre – to have  better look at the ‘Yarn-bombing’ that took place on the 21st March to … Continue reading

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Save Salgados!

“Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them” Bill Vaughn We were saddened to hear of the latest plans agreed by the Silves Municipality to develop a beautiful and unspoilt area of the … Continue reading

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B is for Birds

“Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain” Doug Coupland It is very early – still dark outside – and I am lying in bed … Continue reading

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