Operation day – Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal

Today is Lizzy’s big operation day to remove a suspicious looking mole / spot on her belly. She is not allowed breakfast so we thought we would take a nice walk so she would not notice the change of routine. We walked down to Praia do Almargem again but this time down the eastern side.Continue reading “Operation day – Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal”

Sunday chill-out – Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal

Today we have a day of imposed rest as we are waiting for Lizzy’s vet appointment tomorrow. We had a lie in compared to our early start yesterday. However, we decided we still needed to stretch our legs so we head off to the nearest route to the coast from where we are staying onContinue reading “Sunday chill-out – Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal”

Vet visit – Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal

We were up early this morning to start our journey south. Firstly, we were aware through a friend of a planned Ironman event in Lisbon today. Plus a local taxi driver told us they would be closing the 25th April Bridge which was our route out of Lisbon unless we wanted an hour extra onContinue reading “Vet visit – Quarteira, Algarve, Portugal”

City Walking Tour – Lisbon, Portugal

This morning our mission was a 3 hour walking tour with Henrique (“Henry”) of Lisbon. We set off in our Uber with plenty of time this morning in case of rush hour traffic. Luckily, our driver skirted those mostly so we managed to arrive time for an expresso and a traditional Portuguese pastel de nadaContinue reading “City Walking Tour – Lisbon, Portugal”

Tuk Tuk tour – Cascais, Portugal

Today we had booked in for a half day tour from Sintra to Cascais via Tuk Tuk 🛺 So this morning we went to our prebooked Uber location for pickup and thankfully he picked us up with the dogs with no problem. So we were at Sintra train station early for our tour pick upContinue reading “Tuk Tuk tour – Cascais, Portugal”

Into Tourist Territory – Cascais, Portugal

We had a glorious beach walk this morning at Peniche. Unfortunately I forgot my camera, but after a couple of days of cloud / rain the sun was shining and the sky was blue. Our dogs were very happy to be off lead again and there was much play fighting and rolling in the sand.Continue reading “Into Tourist Territory – Cascais, Portugal”

Chores Day – Peniche, Portugal

We walked with the dogs along the shore at Foz do Arelho this morning between rain showers. We had at least got to experience a fantastic meal of fresh seafood at Europa restaurant the night before with fantastic views out to sea and a beautiful sunset. We used the services at the camping spot asContinue reading “Chores Day – Peniche, Portugal”

Lighthouses and beachfront – Foz do Arelho, Portugal

After a quick trip to Aldi, open 8am on a Sunday in Portugal, then breakfast, it was time for coffees and farewells. My parents are now heading north in Portugal, going to some spots they did not get to on their trip from U.K. to Lanzarote where they live 4 years ago. We are headingContinue reading “Lighthouses and beachfront – Foz do Arelho, Portugal”

Fado and Reunions – Coimbra, Portugal

We started the day with a lovely walk along the Duoro river. We passed the dock containing some of the very large river cruise boats we had seen plying their trade up and down the river as we drove around. One of the boats had guests aboard waking up alongside the dock, with a localContinue reading “Fado and Reunions – Coimbra, Portugal”