So, as you lovely people have been pecking at my head since Mark and I finished work last May, I have finally decided to try my hand at blogging. I have absolutely no clue what that even means so please bear with me. You will probably end up seeing my shopping list or similar, technology is not my strong point. That said, I will try my best to share our experiences along the way so feel free to follow if you are interested!
As most of you know, we are now in Portugal and have been for a while. We travelled down through France from Calais, along the coast of northern Spain and suddenly, here we were. As the weather has been kind, we have stuck around. Again, we have followed the coastline, only nipping inland to see places of interest highlighted by our guidebook (Rough Guide to Portugal ). This Country has been a joy. We expected man made resorts and golf courses both of which we’ve seen relatively few of. Instead it has been beautiful Cities. Castles, Palaces, pretty villages and stunning beaches. The people here are warm and friendly. The food is simple, honest and great quality. We love the bustling markets and fresh produce, especially the black honey, yum! Not so keen on the chickens with heads and feet left on but the feet have been great practical joke material, ha ha!
Christmas was always going to be a worry as we knew we would miss family and friends. However, we have met lots of fellow travellers and new friends . We ended up having the best crazy fun, the kids flew out for the New Year, a wonderful spectacular event on the beach in Albufeira, live music, fireworks, all absolutely free, just bring your own bubbly!!
That just about brings us up to speed. We have back tracked to Sagres, the most westerly point in Europe as we didn’t see enough of the places along the way to The Algarve. The weather is a bit rubbish today so I am holed in with a sea view and a box of choccies doing this. Let’s see how we rub along!
Happy New Year y’all and much love from Michelle Mark and Dylan the salty sea dog ❤️