Spring in Messines

We have crossed into Portugal and have decided to spend a couple of weeks at Camperstop Messiness, a favourite spot of ours in the hills above the Algarve.

If you’re into mountain biking, walking, or just chilling out, its difficult to beat this area and the weather in April is just about perfect around the mid to high 20’s.

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Camperstop Messines

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A nice evening walk, until we spotted the wild boar damage, then every noise meant a quicker pace!

We have had a few decent bike rides, including visits to the local barragem, which has incredible views.

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Obviously all that hard work has to come with some reward, and at a €1 a glass, a nice cold Super Bock is always welcome.

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The owner of the camperstop told us about a bike ride to a nearby village which had a waterfall, complete with swimming platform.

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The water was blooming freezing, but “refreshing”

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She had several goes at this!

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Orange groves, complete with the gorgeous aroma of blossom.

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100’s of kilometers of off road tracks (actually these are the roads)

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This time of year, every corner seems to have a photo worthy view

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We’ve had a great 2 weeks and are now moving onto the town of Silves, looking forwards to spotting the storks and biking in the surrounding hills.

Oh, and the wild pig?????

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Sorry Clive! πŸ™‚

 

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One Response to Spring in Messines

  1. Pete & Nina says:

    Two things missing from that meal….
    Us…and fried eggs!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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