2007 Algarve Gallery

Views of the Algarve 2007:   Click on a picture to enlarge it.

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This is the main street on Isla Culatra. It is wide enough for 2 abreast walking. Traffic (tractors) use the sandy section on the left when tradesmen do not block it with wood, etc. Its a delightful island.

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Alvor is another delightful old town and only 5 miles from Lagos so we have frequently visited here during the winter. The entrance is quite shallow with many tricky sandbanks.

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Quite why the marina is ringed by painted steel dolphins we don't know. To the very left is a view of the colour scheme adopted by the marina estate. Fun colours but not to everyone's taste

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This lovely old church sits on a hill high above Ayamonte. We cycled maybe 5km to get to it, along roads which were quite steep in places.

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Tavira town centre. Here a passer-by has helped us both be in the photo. On the day the weather was wonderfully warm and the town a delight to stroll around.

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This is the view from Tavira's cathedral roof top view point. The roofs do not have gable ends. This, apparently, is to shed rain water more easily. Hmm? Pretty to look at though.

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We found these models of tuna nets in part of a display at the wildlife centre in Olhau. To us they were very interesting as we had sailed past the real life size one just off shore of the center.

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The nets form a maze which lures the tuna onwards to its centre, where a net doorway can be opened and closed to catch and hold the fish. Tuna migration of late has meant poor catches.

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This splendid market hall in Loule has been styled along Moorish lines. I dont think its very old.

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As you can see, the produce is varied and colourful, and again, not very old.

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This dam wall holds back a huge resevoir in the hills above Lagos. I suppose this is one of the reasons the golf courses arso green, even in summer.

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Of course, wild flowers and wild life love the environment this reservoir creates.

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