Welcome to week 263 (1/21/2106) of Travel Photo Thursday, and Portugal’s stunning Praia da Oura. I’ve actually been busy with work and tax related stuff most of this week, so the merry making of being on holiday has kind of taken a back seat. Thankfully, I have finally been able to decipher all of the bad Korean to English translations, and my taxes have been submitted, and my spring syllabus have been written and posted. I’m within easy walking distance of a number of the many stunning Algarve beaches, and while it isn’t really sun yourself on the beach temperatures here at the moment, walking along the sandy shore with the waves of the North Atlantic bouncing in and out, the salty tang, the stunning blue skies, and looking for the perfect rock or shell more than makes up for the cooler temperatures. Actually, I think the temperatures are just about perfect at the moment. Here are a few shots of Praira da Oura, which I’ve dubbed my beach, being a quick 10 minute walk from my apartment. The walk down is very easy. The steep hill on the return has been dubbed by many as “Cardiac Hill”. 🙂
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Algarve beaches are known for their rocky archways, as you see here on Praia da Oura. They are a perfect photo opportunity.
This wee tunnel took me to the picture perfect beach below.
The beach is popular with fisherman. I haven’t seen any fish being caught, yet!
Lots of cool rocks and cliffs to photograph.
Can you see the little bird? It was having a great time scavenging for its dinner in the sand.
Looking down on Praia da Oura.
Irish coffee with a view. Who can resist?
If you like having a beach to yourself, now is the time to come to the Algarve. All beaches have public access. I’m told that in another month the temps will increase, and along with the heat come the sun worshipers. It will be hopping here in the Algarve until at least September.
Have you walked on, or sunned yourself on any of the stunning Algarve beaches?
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