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by roy4eyes
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: A blast from the past
Replies: 12
Views: 4259

Re: A blast from the past

People used to say when they were coming to CVO and suggest a meeting place and time - there is no reason why this should not be re-instated. One problem is parking in town which cuts out most of the places mentioned by smudger. Rosa's bar in Sesmarias (cheap) and the bars at Monte Carvoeiro (averag...
by roy4eyes
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: A blast from the past
Replies: 12
Views: 4259

Re: A blast from the past

Aah ! The good old days when we used to talk to each other instead of silently playing with fancy phones :roll:
by roy4eyes
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Pool cleaning
Replies: 8
Views: 2214

Re: Pool cleaning

No. Yes.
by roy4eyes
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Pani. Spectacular Views. But is that enough?
Replies: 3
Views: 2924

Re: Pani. Spectacular Views. But is that enough?

We had a take away for 6 from here and the mains were good - voted 8/10 - but the starters were frankly pathetic with just 4 each of shrivelled up onion bhajis, chicken and vegetable pakoras - voted 2/10. So the jury is still out on this one and looking forward to more reviews.
by roy4eyes
Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Pilots eye view Faro
Replies: 19
Views: 3595

Re: Pilots eye view Faro

Agreed ! One 747 with water/retardant mix (as used in California) could have finished this in 3 or 4 sorties.
by roy4eyes
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Pilots eye view Faro
Replies: 19
Views: 3595

Re: Pilots eye view Faro

The 'Good old days' Colin !!

No Brexit rubbish, £1 = € 1.40, 3 courses at 'The Ritz' for € 7.50, no queues at Faro airport, even a few parking places in CVO !!

Nothing like a bit of nostalgia :D
by roy4eyes
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Vimar Carvoeiro
Replies: 13
Views: 8766

Re: Vimar Carvoeiro

After giving this place a miss for a couple of years because of poor service and a deterioration in the food quality, we went their yesterday with a party of six and everything was back to the old days. We had five different meals between us and every one was cooked and presented to perfection - eve...
by roy4eyes
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Pilots eye view Faro
Replies: 19
Views: 3595

Re: Pilots eye view Faro

My word - at this rate we will have organise a question and answer session over a few pints !! The numbers are the direction of the runway. At Faro the runway is 10/28. This means the Easterly runway is at 100 degrees magnetic and the Westerly at 280 degrees. You may also see at large airports with ...
by roy4eyes
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Pilots eye view Faro
Replies: 19
Views: 3595

Re: Pilots eye view Faro

'Minimums' is the lowest height and distance from which it would be possible to do a 'go around' in case of any problem such as obstruction on the runway.
'Retard' is the appropriate moment to apply reverse thrust to assist braking.
by roy4eyes
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Pilots eye view Faro
Replies: 19
Views: 3595

Re: Pilots eye view Faro

English is the international language for flyers. Height is in feet. Speed in knots. Pressure in millibars. Very confusing !! Apart from America where height is feet and pressure in inches but still knots :roll: Sailing is just as bad - with fathoms, millibars and knots ! France is the same except t...
by roy4eyes
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Property owners forum / Portugal living.
Topic: Pilots eye view Faro
Replies: 19
Views: 3595

Re: Pilots eye view Faro

Good call Martin. What is so amazing is the flatness of the approach. In my flying days - in light aircraft - we would turn onto finals at 1000' over Faro marina !!
by roy4eyes
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Gurka/Nepal restaurant
Replies: 13
Views: 5457

Re: Gurka/Nepal restaurant

For years we have considered the Bollywood indian in Armaçao de Pera to be the best in the area. They have now opened in CVO so it will be interesting to get a report/ comparison between the two. Why don't we try for ourselves ? Because there are too many b----y tourists at this time of year and we ...
by roy4eyes
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Restaurant reviews
Topic: Gurka/Nepal restaurant
Replies: 13
Views: 5457

Re: Gurka/Nepal restaurant

Amazing how different peoples views of a place differ so much ! On TripAdvisor it is the number 1 Indian restaurant in Carvoeiro but we had possibly the worst Indian meal since we came here. My prawn biryani had what appeared to be deep fried small prawns in unspiced rice with a bland vegetable sauc...
by roy4eyes
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Premier FX - MOST URGENT
Replies: 15
Views: 7590

Re: Premier FX - MOST URGENT

My apologies to David Thomas for misinformation given to me in good faith by one of the 'victims'. My intention was to give the earliest notice of this alleged misappropriation of clients funds to others who may have been in a similar position. There is an up-date in this evenings Algarve Daily News...
by roy4eyes
Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: General Carvoeiro
Topic: Premier FX - MOST URGENT
Replies: 15
Views: 7590

Re: Premier FX - MOST URGENT

I knew Peter well and fully appreciate your personal feelings on the matter Bookbabe. However all offices are apparently empty, no-one answers any phones, there is no response from any of the principals and to date no liquidators have been appointed. There are people - I know of one who asked me for...