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by destroyer
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Use of cash
Replies: 12
Views: 1269

Re: Use of cash

Oddly enough, the beachcam appears to be back to normal, with no blurring! Maybe they read the email I sent them.
by destroyer
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Use of cash
Replies: 12
Views: 1269

Re: Use of cash

Which is perfectly sensible, but it makes it even odder that this camera, and many others at Algarve beaches, have been running for so long, with no blurring of any sort. And, if they are blurred, I can't see why anyone would want to set up and operate one anyway!
by destroyer
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Use of cash
Replies: 12
Views: 1269

Re: Use of cash

Now you mention it, that's it. I knew it wasn't actually Vaseline on the lens, and that the top bit remained in focus, but it just didn't occur to me that it might be deliberate. To be honest, the privacy issue was one I'd thought of on all of these cams in the past (imagine a night time beach indis...
by destroyer
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Use of cash
Replies: 12
Views: 1269

Re: Use of cash

Thanks for taking the time to reply.
by destroyer
Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Use of cash
Replies: 12
Views: 1269

Re: Use of cash

Thank you - very helpful. As I say, not a deciding factor, but useful to know. Just have to make our minds up whether to bite the bullet now. Really missing our fix as we're ordinarily over three times a year. To make matters worse, someone seems to have smeared Vaseline on the lens of the beachcam,...
by destroyer
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Use of cash
Replies: 12
Views: 1269

Use of cash

Toying with the idea of a break in October - our March/April holiday having been cancelled means this has been our first year since 1998 without a visit, and we're pining. Interested to know if restaurants, shops etc. are accepting cash. By no means a deal breaker but I'd bought Euros for trip to Po...
by destroyer
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Refunds from BA
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: Refunds from BA

I paid with my Virgin debit card for some flights. Virgin were happy to consider a chargeback.
by destroyer
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Refunds from BA
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: Refunds from BA

My pleasure. Good luck!
by destroyer
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Refunds from BA
Replies: 9
Views: 1222

Re: Refunds from BA

Hi. I imagine you will have paid for your flights with a card. If so, I would suggest you speak to your card company about a chargeback. You have paid for a service which has not been provided, and the relevant legislation says you should have received a cash refund within seven days of cancellation...
by destroyer
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Carvoeiro on my mind
Replies: 9
Views: 3095

Carvoeiro on my mind

I should be in Carvoeiro at the moment, in the first week of a three week break. Instead, I'm sitting at home like millions around the world, anxious for those I love, for my country and, not wishing to sound like a drip, for the world. Uncharted territory for all of us. I'm more than ever conscious...
by destroyer
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Sen Tonkin
Replies: 5
Views: 5681

Re: Sen Tonkin

Yes, we always make a point of going when we're over. Very friendly family. We went last year with my two year old grandson and he was playing kitchens in the small play area with the two little girls of the family, and turned up at the table in miniature apron and chef's hat. Later, they seemed to ...
by destroyer
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Big Will
Replies: 9
Views: 4632

Re: Big Will

I’ve been here for two weeks, returning home tomorrow. Bumped into Will for the first time last night. Story seems to be that a British or Irish man, known to Will, caused some bother in Roundup. When Will took it up with him outside the bloke turned on him and knocked him down. I was told the chap ...
by destroyer
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Elle & Ela closed
Replies: 8
Views: 2600

Re: Elle & Ela closed

The biter bit I'd say. We stopped using this place years ago when we regularly saw them give away reserved tables and shrug their shoulders when customers turned up who had booked them, cram people in, and show a disinclination to be polite if you weren't a special chum. Too much choice around to pu...
by destroyer
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Big Will
Replies: 9
Views: 4632

Re: Big Will

Sorry to bump this but does anyone have an update on the situation with Will? If this story is true it's a great shame, and there will be a lot of people from a lot of countries sending Will their best wishes.
by destroyer
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Elite Rentals
Replies: 8
Views: 2098

Re: Elite Rentals

Most helpful all. Have booked with them. Cheers.