South Wales – Cwm Ogwr circular

Our first three weeks back in Wales have been spent gradually re-acclimatising to the damp climate. While it’s continued to be so cold and wet, hiking has definitely been off the agenda for me (though Harri did take himself out … Continued

Central Algarve – Salir and Rocha da Pena

It was probably just as well we’d gone to bed at such a ridiculously early hour (8.30pm) because the clocks went forward last night and we might otherwise have overslept. After a pleasant but unimaginative breakfast of warm bread rolls, … Continued

Central Algarve – Albufeira to Salir

  Who could have guessed that the Algarve weather would have gone downhill so rapidly just as we were anticipating the warm sunshine of spring? With one storm swiftly followed by the next, it was beginning to look as though … Continued

Albufeira – Alcantarilha circular

Well, it’s certainly been a March to remember here in Albufeira. Everyone we talk to tells us that this inclement weather is NOT normal, that spring is usually well underway by now with temperatures warming up nicely. The only consolation … Continued