Tag Archives: beach

Ophelia Passes Us By

When I posted my previous, we were on hurricane warning here in the Eastern Algarve. It never happened, thank goodness, and we have yet another sparkling sunny day. The jet stream scooped her up and drove her north – straight … Continue reading

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Oh… Ophelia!

The amazing run of continuous blue skies and wall-to-wall sunshine which we have enjoyed here in the Eastern Algarve may be about to come to a sudden end. We have just had an official warning that a hurricane – Ophelia … Continue reading

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At Your Service

We are, it must be admitted, in the service industry. Here (in the eastern Algarve) to provide fitness facilities, advice and encouragement to our visitors, plus some entertainment on selected evenings. And through this blog, too. A regular commenter (on the … Continue reading

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Tough Boys

‘Tough Boys’. Today’s theme, since this is what the small group of Portuguese lads (and two girls!) from the local beach ‘fight club’ have told us they wish to call themselves. In English, which is fortunate as we’re really struggling … Continue reading

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Warm and Wet

…and the boys are definitely HOT and wet! Those are gymnast boys from Chelyabinsk, enjoying getting ‘toughened up’! Here in Portugal we’ve just had a period of light rain – the first for many weeks – but the temperatures are … Continue reading

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Folks Back Home

First of all, where is ‘home’? For the guy in the picture, the answer is Vienna. He’s standing on a bridge over the Donau canal. If our real ‘home’ is UK (either where we were actually born, or in Wales … Continue reading

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Pinkwashing

If you’re gay (and you absolutely don’t have to be to be reading this blog)… but, if you are… have you ever been in the situation of feeling that you are the ‘token gay’? An interesting story – about the … Continue reading

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Richard and CJ and Irma and Jose

As we continue to enjoy apparently endless sunshine and calm very warm weather in southern Portugal, it is hard to imagine being struck by the force of Irma and the chaos and misery she has brought to the Caribbean. And … Continue reading

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Different Points of View

Most of today’s fitness pictures are taken from unusual points of view.   I think it’s time to correct some impressions about this vacation complex we’re currently working in. From my descriptions of naturism, gay behaviour such as oil wrestling … Continue reading

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…If You Thought This Place Was Weird…

…you should go to the UK!! (Love the ‘Never give up’ tattoo. Pictures today are again mainly unrelated to the text topic! But clearly naked in some cases, and mainly ‘outdoor fun’… read on…) Following on from yesterday’s piece about … Continue reading

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