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Not the foggiest idea

Few more days and Halloween is here with all its spookiness and celebrations. I don’t need to wait for spookiness though, as I had my own frightening moments in the woods. We had a few days with heavy fog and I love the mysterious mood that fog creates in low laying areas and forests, so I headed for just the right …

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Guilty pleasures

Everybody has some guilty pleasures, mine is a certain Senhora…to be precise, Senhora da Rocha! Senhora da Rocha or Praia Nossa Senhora da Rocha (Beach of Our Lady of the Rock) is a small fishing community and a lovely bay on the Atlantic coast.  It is situated in the middle of the Algarve, and is simply a perfect spot for …

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Save Salgados

Salgados Lagoon is a precious and truly amazing wetland near Armacao de Pera, in Algarve, Portugal.  Some of the species of birds that can be found here are Grebes, Gulls, Little Terns, Coots, Flamingos, the rare Purple Gallinule, Black Terns, Peregrines, Black Winged Kites, and Collared Pratincoles. The area is already classified as an important bird life zone but a …

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From a distance

From a distance the world looks blue and green and the snow-capped mountains white, from a distance the ocean meets the stream and the eagle takes to flight….sings Bette Midler and these were the very first words that came to my mind when I saw these buildings in the sunny Algarve. I saw the snow white capped roofs and blue, …

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