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

Western Algarve – Burgau to Lagos

We overdid it slightly last night. Soon after our arrival at the very pleasant Hotel Burgau, it started raining again and by the time we ventured out to eat it felt more like rainy Wales than the sunny Algarve. Burgau … Continued

Western Algarve – Vila do Bispo to Burgau

We awoke to better weather, although there was little reason for cheer: more rain was forecast for around noon. The owners of Casa Mestre have been gradually renovating this large property and each time we’ve stayed here we’ve witnessed improvements. … Continued

Back in Wales: Monmouthshire Canal and Cwmcarn Forest

It’s been hard settling back into ‘normal’ life after our winter-evading three-month spell in the Algarve, not least because it’s so damp here. While it’s wonderful to spend time with my family again – and catch up with friends – I make … Continued