After a restful few days near Albufeira, we have now moved westward to Alvor. On the way over we filled up with LPG and diesel, and replenished our food and wine stocks (and the naughty cupboard) with a trip to the supermarket. I also had my back clicked by the chiropractor in Lagoa, which desperately … Read more


We’re now on an aire just outside Vilamoura, a coastal town west of Faro. The weekly market takes place on the aire, and when we arrived early yesterday the market was in full swing so we parked up in the next door car park and went for a wander round the market. It was a really good one, … Read more


We checked out of the Manta Rota aire this morning, which cost just €4.50 for overnight parking, great value considering that included servicing. It took about 45 minutes to get to Faro on the N125 road, though it would have taken less than 30 minutes if we’d taken the toll road. The N125 follows the … Read more

Manta Rota

Yay! We’re now in Portugal. It’s been a pretty quiet day, with an uneventful drive over the border. Once in Portugal we had to pull over and register for the road toll system, which uses Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras and charges your card. We don’t intend using the tolls, but it will be interesting … Read more