Our days and nights of peace and solitude have been well and truly shattered – hurrah the 116’ers have arrived and we are all now in Albufeira.
As we were passing Faro airport yesterday we popped in on the off chance of seeing them land. Spoke to a very kind policeman who let us park up right outside the arrivals hall. We walked in 30 minutes before their flight was due – only to see them heading out at the other end of arrivals! Managed to attract their attention and had a quick catch up over coffee outside in a cafe before everyone headed off to get booked and settled in.
We are at Camping Albufeira – a massive campsite (over 800 pitches) on the outskirts of town. Its fairly busy and only 20 minutes walk into town so suits us for a week.
Last night we went out for a meal in old town Albufeira. Took the advice of Uncle Jimmy from last year and had the Cataplana (fish stew, thanks for the tip – it was incredibly good) and a few really awful cocktails that were complete with sparklers and 3 ft straws. Iain in a bit of heaven with people to talk to other than me – think his ears are enjoying the rest of me having someone else to talk to aswell 🙂
Fairly quiet in Albufeira so far, a few brave souls in the sea yesterday, Mez is aiming to join them at some stage this week. Other than that the plans are – no plans, will just enjoy seeing our lovely friends for the next 5 days.