Now we are in Vila Nova de Milfontes with a river estuary opening into the Atlantic. Weather mixed at the moment. Dry and sunny this morning as we walked along the beach. Found an old wreck on the beach ! No the boat not Sarah. Very pretty! no Sarah not the boat.
Found another brill site at Sagres and went to the old Napoleonic fortress said to be the site of Henry the Navigators Naval school from the 15th century. They have excavated a pebble compass which they think dates back to that time. Picture shown. Also went to the Cabo sao Vincente lighthouse which is the longest range in Europe. 60 miles.
Found a fabulous site at Salema in a N.T English coutry garden setting. Had meal out side in the evening in beautiful surroundings. Then came the dark and out came the mosquitos. We spent most of the night being bitten or chasing them. Moved on next day. Van gave up the ghost on the hill leaving the site. Not a happy bunny.
Very fortunate to find a wonderful camping spot on this terraced campsite. This area is full of sandy coves waiting to be discovered, the only draw back is that the cliffs look like they are ready to fall onto your head! Using scooter and foot we managed to complete most of the coastal path in this area. Weather as you can see from the photos was beautiful.
Becca flew out to visit us after her operation for some rest and relaxation. Moved onto Quarteria, another lovely woodland site. Visited Villamoura a Golfer's paradise. Pete and Margaret met up with us on a day out to Albufeira and we visited their Villa.
Bikes out again, this time up into the hills to the charming town of Estoi with a rococo Palicio circa 1840 which has just been restored and turned into a Posada. Then onto Milreu the excavated site of a Roman Villa and farm which has some good examples of mosiacs especially as a farm building had been built over some of them.
Slightly to the West of Fuseta is Olhao. Found lovely site backing onto the Ria Formosa Park where the Portuguese water hounds are bred. The Park has a good example of a tidal water mill as well as some Roman fish salting tanks. Our campsite neighbour called Don, turned out to be a sales man for John at Detroit solar in Pinxton, who supplied our solar system.