42/52 My Sunday Photo: 15/10/2017

We went to the beach this morning as we’ve got family visiting. The beach season has ended here in the Eastern Algarve meaning no beds and parasols, and no lifeguard on duty. Today the sea was quite rough with very large waves. I do wonder if they are due to hurricane Ophelia in the Atlantic Ocean or not. Either way we kept a close eye (and hands) on BattleKid and his cousin. Here’s a picture I caught of one breaking at the shoreline. 
My Sunday Photo - waves crashing on the short
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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth

Kahlil Gibran

We finally visited the “Parque de Lazer” near us, which is a leisure park. It is a bit different to what we’re used to in the UK. Dirt tracks, small trees, blazing sun. There was a lovely lake hidden away, an old farming machine which caught BattleKid’s attention and a playground, always a winner with him.

living arrows - battledad helping battlekid on his bike
Getting a helping hand from BattleDad

living arrows - battlekid cycling his bike

living arrows - battlekid looking at an old farming machine
Fascinated by an old farming machine
living arrows- battlekid throwing stones into the lake
Throwing stones, as you do when you’re three

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41/52 My Sunday Photo: 08/10/2017

Yesterday we went to visit our local park. It is somewhat different from the UK parks, with alot of brush, dirt tracks and trees that are much smaller than those in the UK. It was also the location of a fire during the summer and we came upon some trees with evidence of fire damage. They caught my eye and I captured these two pictures.
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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth

Kahlil Gibran

We’ve had friends from Wales over visiting us here in Portugal and we’ve had a lovely time. We brought them into Tavira on Saturday. We watched the Tavira beach ferry coming in, which was a surprise, as we were sure it would be finished for the season. We had a lovely brunch in a cafe off the square and the kids enjoyed seeing the terrapins in the water around the band stand.

On Sunday we visited our nearest beach, Manta Rota. This little dude has enjoyed seeing his pal and had an especially fun time at the beach on Sunday. Now that the temperatures are coming down a bit, we’re able to enjoy the beach more and I think it may become a regular weekend trip!

living arrows - BattleKid watching the Ilha de Tavira ferry coming in living arrows - BattleKid watching terrapins living arrows - BattleKid enjoying himself on the beach

 

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You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth

Kahlil Gibran

I had been thinking we haven’t been up to much since we got back from our USA holiday but then I remembered we did something great at the weekend. We went to the World Superbike Race in Portimao at the weekend. The track is only a little over an hour away from us here in Portugal and the weekend paddock and stand tickets were cheap as chips.

BattleDad and I have been to the Isle of Man TT twice before but this was our first WSB meet. It was also someone’s first big motorbike race meet. We brought him to Aberdare Races last year but WSB is on a whole other level. He wasn’t sure of the noise at first but soon got into it. And he even got a picture with the Yamaha pit girls, although he doesn’t look overly fussed does he!

We are thrilled that we have a race track so close to us here in Portugal. Just another advantage to add to the list. All we need now is for a MotoGP race to be sceduled for Portimao and we’ll be as happy as Larry. That said, Jerez is only two hours away!

living arrows - BattleKid with the Yamaha pit girls at Portimao living arrows - An excited BattleKid at WSB at Portimao

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