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Hello all,In this very unusual time, I'm reaching out to say 'ola' and that we are still here and we will be here ready and able to welcome you to this beautiful place when the restrictions are lifted. Life is in the word lifted, and that is what we are dreaming of, life returning to normal :)The coronavirus has taken us all unawares, the world is a different and oft worrying place right now, but this will change. We will get back, we will come out of our homes and breathe the fresh air again, b...

April 9, 2020

Summer is arrived!

Summer is certainly here in the beautiful SW Algarve. The weather is warm/hot every day and the sea is a refreshing blue contrast. It has been noticed that the beaches are quieter this summer than usual at this time of year, so come and see for yourselves :). We surfed alone at Amado last week, early morning 2 foot clean little waves with no-one else about, blissful. The seas have been active this month with incredible widlife. Orcas have been spotted passing the coast, as well as dolphins, and ...

July 17, 2019

Dolphin trip!

Hi from beautiful Sagres. Last week we went on a Dolphin trip from Sagres Port. An incredible outing to see these beautiful animals it could not have been more enjoyable. We went with Marilimitado, a great local tour run by friendly and informed marine biologists. Launching from Sagres harbour the rib got up speed fast and we raced out into the endless wide blue expanse of the Atlantic. Heading south directly out to sea was an exhilerating feeling. It was a calm day with a light breeze, perfect...

September 19, 2016

Things to do in Sagres

If you are thinking of what to do in Sagres, visit the incredible Sagres Fortress. It is within easy walking distance from the cottage & apartment. Set upon high cliffs and surrounded by the Atlantic on three sides, it is a dramatic setting. Historically fascinating and dating back to the 15th century, the fortress was a sailing school with Henry the Navigator before being destroyed by Sir Francis Drake in 1587 and then rebuilt in 1793. There are cannon dotting the steep cliff walls, a cha...

February 5, 2016


The waves down here are amazing. There is always somewhere to go here in the SW Algarve. Today we have a big north swell of over 3 metres pounding the Sagres & west beaches of Tonel, Castelejo and Cordoama. Added to that a levante southern swell of almost 2 metres is hitting the south coast breaks like Mareta and Zavial. Combined wave sizes making it too big for us middle-aged longboarders! Luckily we managed to get a sail in yesterday in our new Trimaran before the swell arrived. We sailed ...

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