Apologies for the lack of posts this week, the result of a manic few days combined with leaving the English shores and under-scheduling. Hopefully things will be back on track now we have returned to the Southern Portugal. It is as glorious as albeit less colour than I recall from this time last year and previous years. I did find a little hidden away though.

We’ve not done much these past few days apart from recharge the batteries, restock the cupboards and sort the apartment. We have though managed a few short walks around the saltpans and on the islands. A slow yet perfect reintroduction to our Portuguese life, made extra special by the sunshine.  In fact yesterday it was warm enough for frozen beer, and the day before there was a nudist in the saltpans. Fortunately the nudist did not scare off the birds.

Little seems to have changed, apart from the size of the salt mountain, which is good. However there are some horrendous plans afoot for Olhão, please do sign the petition if you haven’t already. We’ll may head up into the hills tomorrow if we don’t get waylaid at our favourite restaurant, but whatever we do I’ll be back with a proper post soon. For now though here’s the Egret who was most disgruntled we momentarily disturbed his fishing spot. I did apologise!egret