This was a first for me ... a run to a waterfall, in the Algarve. It was HOT - well over 30C - so I was relieved to find it was almost all downhill on the way there, and I had the option of a lift back afterwards. It was 4 miles, and I drank a litre of water quite quickly after I arrived, and decided to accept the lift back to our villa. Too wimpy to get in the water in the photo, as it was rocky and uneven underfoot, but it was fun watching the young daredevils leaping off the cliff or jumping into the water from the rope swing. I headed back to the pool then a sauna at the villa ... bliss! I could get used to this! Sadly our last full day in such luxury, but still another 12 days of adventures to come further north ...
Waterfall run in Portugal: This was a first... - Bridge to 10K
Going downhill isn't too bad in the heat, but when I first got to the waterfall my sisters, who had driven past me half a mile earlier, were nowhere to be seen! And they had my water bottle! They had got lost and appeared 10 mins later, much to my relief. I really didn't want to run back up the hill without water
I watched my sisters and many other new arrivals struggling through the water on the rocky ground and my inner wimp kicked in If I hadn't had a swimming pool to jump in back at the villa perhaps I'd have taken the plunge! I did have to wade through the water to get to my vantage point so my feet got wet, but I wore crocs to protect my feet