Albufeira winter 2017-18: the first week

Well, we’re back in Albufeira after an absence of eight months and we couldn’t be happier, if only because the sun is shining, the days are warm and the dark, damp Welsh autumn already seems a million miles away (it’s … Continued

The Via Algarviana: Alcoutim to Balurcos

I couldn’t suppress my excitement as I opened the shutters of our Sanlúcar room and gazed across the Rio Guadiana to Alcoutim. Yesterday’s grey clouds had disappeared and the morning sky was clear and blue. It seemed strange that in … Continued

The Via Algarviana: Alcoutim

The Via Algarviana starts from the quay at Alcoutim, some distance from the coast on the left bank of the Rio Guadiana. We hadn’t done ourselves any favours by arriving in Portugal on a Sunday, so Harri thought it best … Continued