Friday, August 28, 2009

Adventures in Portugal---Albufeira

When I heard the news last week about a rockslide at Maria Luisa beach in Albufeira which is in the Algarve region of Portugal, I took out my photos to see if I had any of that spot. Our hotel was right on the beach. No shots of that area but I think we walked through it and past the site of the landslide. Scary to think that we were in that same spot only 16 months ago.

Here are some of our photos. The beach was spectacular as was the view from our hotel.

This was actually taken from an overlook in town.



This was taken from our hotel balcony I believe looking west.




And this is looking east and I believe towards where the landslide occured.




From the overlook looking back at our hotel.


It was a beautiful little town.



14 comments:

Vodka Logic said...

Beautiful pictures, you are so lucky. I love the ocean.
xx

Pam said...

Albufeira was one of my favorite stops in our whirlwind tour of The Algarve. I could very easily have spent a whole week at that hotel enjoying the beach and the town. Maybe someday!

New England Girl said...

Wow. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing them with us. :)

Tammy Howard said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous! You are living quite the life, Miss Sandy!

There will be an award for you on my blog Saturday morning... (I know this because I can see into the future)

kaye said...

beautiful pictures, what a world class traveler you are---

Just Breathe said...

It looks beautiful. I'm glad I can see some of these places through your eyes. Thank you for sharing.

Badass Geek said...

Breathtaking!

I'm going to see if I can find pictures of what it looks like now.

BONNIE K said...

That DOES look beautiful. What a shame.

Laoch of Chicago said...

Wow, what a breath taking place. I guess that is the cycle of life. It is sad though.

JOE TODD said...

Thanks for the tour

Debbie said...

That is gorgeous. How tragic about the rockslide.

kel said...

Oh my gosh!! So jealous!!!

croneandbearit said...

It's always scary to experience something and then a catastrophic event occurs where you were. I once spent a week in a house at the beach at Ocean City MD and withing a few weeks it was completely decimated by a Hurricane. Eerie. We are always where we are for a reason. Hugs!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I would like to travel there. Very beautiful.

 

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