Albuferia old town

On the hunt for peeling paint and ornate stuff, I head to Albuferia old town. While it is quite small I still managed to find some details to snap away at. From the ornate tiles that are found on most houses, to beautiful doors and colourful paintwork. In Roman times Albufeira was known as Baltum andContinue reading “Albuferia old town”

Algarve memories

Fresh from a week’s break with family in Albuferia, a bustling part of Portugal’s Algarve. Ten of us rocked up to the very swish Villa Bosque with its own private pool and spacious living quarters. Set down a quiet residential street it is just minutes from the main drag of Praia d’Oura with all itsContinue reading “Algarve memories”

Beautiful Brixham

Our cosy caravan home from home was situated just above the lovely little town of Brixham. It is thought that the name ‘Brixham’ came from Brioc’s village. ‘Brioc’ was an old English or Brythonic personal name and ‘-ham’ is an ancient term for village. The sunshine came out in force for our trot around the little village.Continue reading “Beautiful Brixham”

Slapton sands and naturists

After the hustle and bustle of touristy Dartmouth we had a complete change of scene at the wild and empty beach at Slapton Sands. I found an impressively huge piece of sculptural driftwood on the beach. More of a drift truck really! Cue a lot of pictures of the tree from a varity of anglesContinue reading “Slapton sands and naturists”

Quaint little Cockington

Back to the Easter break catch up! On-route to the caravan in Brixham we take a little detour to the delightful little village of Cockington. It’s a place that I remember fondly from when I was a nipper. It’s just a handful of buildings but each of the dwellings are delicious little confections topped withContinue reading “Quaint little Cockington”

Grey Torbay days

Easter break means extra days off! Whoopie! So which part of the globe did we whizz off to this time? A sunny beach? A chic city? Nope – Torbay!! Torbay spans the towns of Torquay, Paignton and Brixham located around an east-facing natural harbour (Tor bay) on the English Channel. Not quite the most glamourous of destinations itContinue reading “Grey Torbay days”