Day 246 – Friday 9th November 2018
Woke up to beautiful sunshine and had a fabulously lazy morning under the awning.
After lunch we went for a poodle about on Zippy
Day 247 – Saturday 10th November 2018
Overcast start to the day and it was mixed all day. In the afternoon we went for an explore on Zippy.
Barão de São João is a typical little Portuguese village. The streets are narrow and some of the property is very run down. But it has a few bars, some cafes, a restaurant and a couple of shops. There are plenty of boarded up houses in town. There must be hundreds of villages like this dotted around the Algarve and I don’t imagine it’d cost more than £25k to buy and do up a nice little place in any of them; as long as you have good health that’s got to be better than spending your retirement in Wigan or Solihull.
Driving out of town we came across Manchester United’s midfield.
Day 248 – Sunday 11th November 2018
Bit of a mixed morning weatherwise. After the remembrance service (no Germans came) we motored in to Lagos for Sunday lunch.
There are a lot of holiday apartments in and around Lagos marina and at this time of year they cost just €45 a night so there are a lot of Brits in town and at Lazy Jack’s for their €11 all you can eat Sunday Lunch
I had a Veg Curry which was on the Golden Years menu and it was dreadful.
Day 249 – Monday 12th November 2018
After 3 days of no physical activity it was time for Week 3 of my Couch to 5k. Although it was a step up I survived and even went to yoga afterwards although I am not too sure yoga is for me. I will give it a few more weeks.
After lunch we motored to Vila do Bispo and Sagres
Back at the campsite I went for my Monday game of Petanque.
My team won 2-0 and I scored more than my fair share of points 😀
Day 250 – Tuesday 13th November 2018
Another beautiful day. Elsje put on a Thai yoga class today. Which Google tells me….
is a therapeutic style of massage combining soft tissue manipulation techniques, assisted yoga postures, breathing and meditation to bring the body into a state of deep relaxation.
Not too sure if we’ll be going again. Julie groaned so much I had to swap places with Elsje for a while and I ended up having to massage this French woman. I didn’t know where to put my hands.
Day 251 – Wednesday 14th November 2018
A beautiful day and off to Alvor on Zippy.
There’s a big aire right by the beach, €9.50 a night including electricity but no toilet or shower block. That’d be a real bargain in Summer but at this time of year they could get a campsite with toilets and showers for the same or even less.
I spotted a Ronaldo shirt lying in the gutter and I thought what a great picture it would make. I got my phone out as quick as possible…
Day 252 – Thursday 25th November 2018
Up early to do my Couch to 5k; it’s session 2 of week 3. I survived but I think the stretching at yoga is causing me pain when I run. So I’m going to give it a miss for a while.
They’ve been doing the indoor pool up for a couple of weeks now and today the noise was too much.
I went to reception and complained and they have given us a free week 😀