Hello folks ,good morning and greetings from Portugal. Yes it's your old mate Chris here still soaking up the sun on the Algarve. Things have moved on a bit since I last wrote on here.
Our first visit with the Motorhome to this campsite in Olhao near Faro was from Nov 2013 to April 2014, while we were back in UK we put up our house for sale, toured around visiting friends and relatives. It was only 4 and a bit months and we were on our way back, during the ferry ride I was told that the sale of our house had been completed, so when we got to the site again we were very fortunate to meet up with someone who had brought his twin axle caravan down from France to stay in, but was going to sell it instead of dragging it all the way back. We purchased it from him straight away but we're fortunate that while he stayed in it for his winter hols ,he paid the site fees.
He has now gone back to France and we have had the caravan sited in its permanent position , where it will have its awning attached, and a semi permanent solid floor laid in the awning which can then have wooden click floor or cushion floor laid over, lots of people down here virtually live I the awning with the sides up during the day and down at night, only venturing into the caravan to sleep, wash ,toilet etc. they have cooking facilities out in the awning, and lounge furniture ,telly etc .
We have eight more weeks before we set off back to UK, and plan to return without the motorhome in Sept. We bought a Portuguese registered car down here , the tax and ins are cheaper and there's not much point paying for an English car to be on the raod when it's going to spend 9 months every year down here.
Health wise I guess I would have to say that my Emphysema and bronchi ecstasies are not getting any better, I get more and more breathless as time goes by, I now have to use a walking frame / buggy type thing which has four wheels and a little seat on it , the walking stick just leaves me completely breathless now.
But I'm sure I would be in worse condition if I had stayed and wintered up there. Anyway I'll stop rambling on now. Best wishes to all my old friends ,if you still read the blog.
Bye for now xx