Monthly Archives: June 2005

change of topic

i realised that i had been talking about surf too much so will change the subject for a while.
started hunting for some properties again, will be looking at one tomorrow hopefully, with the lady that owns it and all of the ownership papers too.
no problem with traffic, there is donkey access only – thats the official line for not having a street wide enough for  a car.
it is very cheap or so i am told, just 7000 euros, maybe tomorrow i will know more.
watch this space
something that has been bugging me recently.  when you use ebay and people wont post overseas – why?  you gotta go to the post office anyway, what difference does it make where you post it to? the cost is met by the buyer!  some people can be so dumb

morning at the beach

hit tonel at 7,30 looking for a surf this morning.  the wave wasnt quite enough to suit up and go in, so i just stood for a while, with the sun on my back and a slight offshore breeze, looking out to sea and watching the small waves hit the sand.
of course, that made me think about all of my chums in the uk and i wondered what you all would be doing at 7,30 am.
i still think i have the better life.
much talk about a fresh swell coming in for the weekend but i try not to listen to all the would be forecasters – the only real way to tell is to go to the beaches yourself.
will check again at lunchtime to see if there is anything woth getting wet for.

no surf today

and no more free accomodation for you holiday makers.
beatrice nailed me yesterday for an extra 50 euros because of the amount of visitors i have had.  electricity and water……….i guess it wasnt too bad, my sister and lindsey came for a week, christine for 8 days, alex for a week, marilia and xana stayed for a weekend so all in all, not too bad.
I now have portuguese childrens books to read as part of my language classes, my pronunciation is not the best and sarah figured this would be a good way to improve.
seems this week has been the week for all suppliers sending the wrong car parts – they dont seem too bothered when they get it wrong – just the portuguese way

i got clobbered

my landlady finally clobbered me today for all of my visitors that had been staying for free – cost me another 50 euros on top of my month srent – bummer, the cost of friendship!!!
went for my language class this evening and afterwards my prefoessora showed me a few properties that are for sale, i have seriously got the itch at the moment, i feel a purchase coming on soon – no doubt it will all be listed here so keep looking.

dear dilema

do i go for a surf at lunchtimes or go for some dinner ?

two blow outs in one week

what is goiing on?

sunny sunday afternoon

spent the day at tonel beach, well the afternoon any way, not much in the way of surf but at least something to ride.

glorious sun all afternoon and water so warm that an hour and a half in the water in just shorts was fine, didnt get cold once.

Last night we hit lagos.  first place we tried was a place called the red eye bar – typical scum dive as you might guess.  lots of pissed aussies and english tarts looking for a fluid exchange – we left there very quickly.

next stop was a typical portuguese place, the bouncers look you up and down to see if you will fit in, they only let good people in, no tourists.  place was amazing and local too. local music and a local attitude to partying.

i left alex there at 3am when i was so tired.  i didnt really sleep at the beach on friday night so i needed to catch up. tonight alex is going to a beach party at Alvor, along the south coast with two of marilias friends , Luis and Xana.

enough for now




a new style of surf

so last night we hit Zavial beach at midnight with the beach tent and surfboards.  spent the night under the stars , me , alex and james, 8 bottles of sagres bohemia and a bottle of black label.

what a cool night, i cant believe that i hadnt done this before.  the stars were amazing, no light polution from towns or anything so the sky was full.  the moon was three quarter which meant the beach was well lit.

we left at 7.30 am and headed west for a surf at cordoama before returning to sagres for breakfast on the square at Barbugem.

then, this afternoon we got bored with surfing so took the air bed to tonel. me and alex paddled it out amongst all the other surfers who couldnt really believe what they were seeing.  we finally managed to catch a couple of good ones before getting seriously dumped on the shore break.

Also met with Theresa, a rather sweet spanish chick that works in the bubble – seems i am now learning spanish and portuguese!


tonight we hit Lagos for a night out with the tourists – more tomorrow.


ate amanha

Mr Clifton buys lunch

at what had to be the most expensive beach bar i have ever been to, it was his choice though.

tonight we are heading with the beach tent to a local beach and will stay the night there.  we hoped for some surf so that we can have a surf at sunset and again at dawn but the conditions just wont make it happen. still gonna have th enight on the beach with a few beers and a beach tent, looking at the starts and talking completely irrelevant shit.


saturday night will head to Lagos for a big night out with all the tourists

temporary reprieve

got rid of the clifton for the night, lent him the car and sent him off to the other side of portimao.

knowing that soft git, he wont find his way back for days!


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