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THURS 25th APRIL: PORCHES TO ALBANDEIRA:

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:57 pm
by williew
On Thursday 25th April we will do the Porches to Albandeira walk, a very good local walk to Carvoeiro.

This is a superb walk of great variety, starting off through a hamlet, then crossing the dunes, then through a valley to the cliffs between Marinha and Albandeira Beaches then back through the valley. A camera is a must if you have not seen the cliffs! It is no more than a 1 on our scale but there is the occasional short sharp climb. As a bit of variation we may even do it in reverse!

The start point is the Cafe/Restaurant known as Casa de Pasto Paragem. Coming from CVO take the N125 heading east towards Faro. Go past the International School and the new roundabout for Benagil and pass the two BP garages. Just after this take the first right off the ‘Porches’ roundabout heading uphill for Porches & Armacao de Pera. There is another roundabout where you keep right for Armacao de Pera. Keep on this main road and after about 1/2 mile you will come to open ground on the right side then the Casa de Pasto Paragem. There is a lot of open ground for parking opposite. This si the start point.

Geoff's usual caveats apply, (especially you walk at your own risk)
Start : 10am start.
Degree of Difficulty ( scale 1:5 ) : 1, easy
Duration : 2 hours 10 mins, but depending on how long we admire the views.

Carol & I will probably find a spot for lunch, either in Casa Paragem (very good if open) or somewhere else local.

If you wish to join us then please post a note on this forum.


Willie W

Re: THURS 25th APRIL: PORCHES TO ALBANDEIRA:

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:14 pm
by Grahamandruth
Hi Willie - please include Graham ,Ruth and Liz for the walk and lunch please.

Re: THURS 25th APRIL: PORCHES TO ALBANDEIRA:

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:56 pm
by MikeAlmond
Got my Portuguese lesson sorted for Friday, so count me in for this please Willie.

Mike

Re: THURS 25th APRIL: PORCHES TO ALBANDEIRA:

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:51 pm
by Sandy
I’ll come Willie and stay for lunch. Sandy 👋🏻

Re: THURS 25th APRIL: PORCHES TO ALBANDEIRA:

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:58 pm
by Sandy
Thursday is a public holiday so restaurant may be closed.

Re: THURS 25th APRIL: PORCHES TO ALBANDEIRA:

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:23 pm
by walker555
Hello Willie.

Could you put Graeme & Marian down for the walk & the lunch.

Regards,

Graeme

Re: THURS 25th APRIL: PORCHES TO ALBANDEIRA:

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:42 pm
by ingevano
Ingevano and Rudy would like to join you for walk and lunch.

Re: THURS 25th APRIL: PORCHES TO ALBANDEIRA:

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:07 pm
by williew
What a really nice walk today with a nice bunch of people!

Willie & Carol, Mike, Graham, Ruth & Liz, Graeme & Marian, Inge & Rude.

We did the familiar local walk for the first time in reverse and even included a detour to Battleship Rock. Good news is the food/drink shack at Albandeira Beach has now been re-built but not open!

Lunch at the Casa de Paragem included a variety of dishes and was really good, maybe because there were more white wine drinkers than red!

Thanks all for a good walk and lunch.


Willie W

Re: THURS 25th APRIL: PORCHES TO ALBANDEIRA:

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:27 pm
by Geoff
...and here is Willie's picture....


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