Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Alte

We go to MsCar, the Fiat main dealer in Faro as arranged after a good night spent in Quarteira and a great meal at a busy restaurant specialising in Frango & Batata Fritas, thats chicken & chips to you and me…
An early start next day dropping the van off, picking up a hire car and settling in to a nice comfortable hotel in Loulé not far from Faro


Thats us in the middle with the flag on the roof. Kinda odd splashing around on the roof of a town centre hotel...

A phone call later that day whilst we were lounging by the rooftop pool revealed that it will be a five day job at the very least…
So off we go next day back to the garage to grab more clothes and essentials for our extended hotel stay


Initial concern about so many bolts on the specimen trolley turns to relief as the service manager shows me the engine is still in the van and the turbo has been removed for testing
Why I was told it was a full engine & gearbox removal beats me but they seem to be on top of it



Close by on a hilltop is Nossa Senhora Da Piedada church, closed today but a good viewpoint back to the town



Fountain of Youth...




Not too far up in the hills is Alte, a favourite village of ours and today basking in full sunshine





Iris, says Nina



Fonte Pequena, a popular leisure area centred on the river





More unknown specimens...



Tourist season approaches so time to spruce up



Perfect….



Super Bock's main rival




This guy is still here and looking well...



Must start a flower blog, that will test me surely


Bird of Paradise…defo!