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Jan 24, 2014 - Heading into the mountains of the Serra de Monchique

The weather looked good so today was the day to drive into the Serra de Monchique which acts as the northern boundary of the western Algarve. Taking the winding road through the hills covered with cork, chestnut and eucalyptus our first stop was Caldas de Monchique a very small spa town since Roman times. There were very few people around but the town sits in a pretty ravine and there was a small walk through the old gardens which we enjoyed. Moving further on, we drove through the town of Monchique making our way up to the highest peak of...

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Dec 2, 2005 - We are Sailing

Sailing August 2005 So, after a short time living in the caravan/staying with family/staying with friends we are off on our travels again. However, this time not by road but by sea. We are helping crew a 50-year-old, 15 metre yacht from Scotland to Portugal - yes I know, Hard Work!! Saturday 13th August After three days of shopping and putting gear, clothes and food on the boat - we are off. The we, is actually six adults and a 2 year old child - yes, that's right a really little person! The six adults and child are Mark Hampton (skipper),...

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