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Just back from the windswept Algarve

After last year’s mid winter escape in search of sun, which was only partly successful, we decided to stay closer to home this year and head south as far as the bottom tip of the Algarve. Our research showed that this is a land of wild, windswept beaches, dramatic cliff top walks and fabulous local cuisine.  “Let’s go” the family cheered.  And we were not disappointed.  If anything, we found out of season to be a spectacular time to visit.  We found a rugged land where the wind blows wild, where surfers brave the sometimes ferocious waves, where fishermen dangle their lines down huge vertiginous cliffs.  We loved it!

Here are some of our highlights:

First stop the lighthouse. Obviously at a cliff edge, being a lighthouse. But until we saw this, we didn’t realise quite how close to the edge! Continue reading