were flying away running like the wind as we chase the sun.

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with my favorite chillout music of all time: saltwater from chicane!
we drove through the small town/city of ovar we realized it was not directly on the coast. so we drove more along the straight road. it was a bit, well confusing because left and right were factories, warehouses and industrial zones! what a ways to start heading to the coast! hahahahaha

at the end of the road, a smaller town called furaduro is located.  ben was circling around, as we opened our windows, a breeze of sea air came! all right! we were at the coast! now all we have to do was to find a bloody parking space for the car - robbocock.

as we were trying to find a parking space, we saw the main street of furaduro, bloody hell! it was so crowded with beachcombers! well, we were here, so we might as well - GO TO THE BEACH! hahahaha

we found a parking space near the end of the main shopping street.
praia do furadouro with it's high waves!
we had so many stuff in poor robbocock, so what we did was we hid them with our sleeping bags, i just rolled my eyes because it looked so obvious that we were hiding something! hahaha - i collected all our passports - and hid them in the safebox of the car. put on our swimwear, towels and now heading for THAT BEACH!


as we were walking along the main shopping center - all the people are looking at us - sudenly i realized were the only NON PORTUGUESE in the millions of people there. hahahahahahahahaha. and left and right were so many shops! postcards, barbershops, cafe's, kiosks, souvenir shops - LOTS OF THEM. hannah was the perky of all of us, she was confidently strutting her way into the crowd!

we cannot see the beach only the blue horizon above and beyond us - i told rubs that this better be good or maybe theres a cliff behind the boulevard that we have to take boat to get to the beach.
such beautiful weather here in the coast of portugal!
hahahahah hahahahahaha.

when we got there - it was such a touristic beach, thousands mabye millions of people were there! hahaha - there were umbrellas everywhere.  we didnt knew if they were to rent or not - we basically just put our bags in one of them. hahahahahaha.

as the girls were tanning, i kept searching for some toilets - as i really needed to go, but from the looks of it - there arent any. hahahaha.

the girls tanned themselves, robbo put on his "arrogant european swimwear" hahaha, ben read his uncle's adventure book, and me, well the last time i was directly in the sun, i got sunstroke and heatstroke, so i went to the shades, cracked some chips, listening to chill out music and enjoying the afternoon which was - believe it or not - satisfying. but as usual, i really need to go, since no one wants to come with me, i decided to venture - ALONE.
whoa rubs!!!! robbock's angels! hahahahahaha


i was murmuring to myself and cursing at them - leaving me alone with millions of portuguese around me! i still couldnt believed they let me wander alone hu hu hu . i walked along the promenade further and further and after 10-15 minutes of searching i found a tourist information! such a lucky boy i am!

i went there - and asked the man if he can speak english, german or spanish - i still didnt had any luck coz he only speaks portuguese and french! hahahaha hahaah hahaha but he understood me when i said the word "toilet" and its just across the information office! what luck!

when i got back - robbo was awake, the girls were ready, and ben finished reading some parts of the book, so together with the girls, they went for the ocean! but they turned back after a couple of minutes - as it WAS SO COLD.
beautiful girls: lori and hannah! :D
i followed them, but after letting my feet test the water, i couldnt also - because its too chilly.

when we went back to our place,  the guys began resting - robbo and rubs slept - directly in the sun, hannah went into the shades and read a book together with lori.

ben asked me where the toilet was and i said i wouldnt helped them coz nobody wanted to go with me to find a toilet! hahahahaha after a couple of FORCEFUL ACTS AND PULLING LITERALLY MY ARM, well i went with him and showed him of course :D

we were walking along the promenade, enjoying the warm weather denied in great britain and germany, making fun of people, people looking strangely at us - sets my mood high.

as i waited for him to go, i lighted a cigarette, FALSE MISTAKE as i was lighting behind a stockroom FULL OF GAS TANKS! hahaha.
wahahahaha i hate rubs taking pics of me :D
then we decided to walk around the main street, and bought some friendship bracelets for us and i bought some cigarettes - marlboro lights coz i ran out of rolled luckies.

i got thirsty and went to the ice cream stand and ordered lemonade shake with milk! yummy!!! so refreshing and i bought ice cream for ben. the girl at the ice cream stand was the only person that can speak english in the middle of millions of people around us! hahahahaha and ben was telling me a story that the girl was intelligent and snart because SHE GOT A BIG FOREHEAD hahahahaha what the fuck?! hahaha it was a yummy lemonade i bought! so cool and refreshed me with the stiffling heat.

when we got back lori asked where the toilet was so i directed her - when she came back, me ben and her took a stroll along the rocks and saw that its a boundary for the other beach on the otherside.
ben tying his hair.


ben and i continued to walk and walk and walked while lori went again to the group. we walked further and further until we came across a protected area - sand dunes, we walked across wooden steps to protect the sand dunes and talked about our childhood and our pasts. it was nice to get to know ben, he talkes a lot, but i dont mind for which we have lots in common, i was active as he was in his youth, very curious and willing to learn and try new things. and we both like to climb trees! hahahahaha hahaahahaa

when we got back - the group decided not to go to andalucia anymore - to the desert - i was a bit dissapointed - but it doenst matter i will do it next time. we hanged around still for an hour, and the one thing i noticed about portugal, is that the country's passion for football.
a reflection of a beautiful weather.
every group of young people played football even the women.

then when it got a bit chilly as the sun was not strong anymore we decided to pack up and find a place to spend the night and we tried to look for an internet cafe to find informations about algarve and asked the information center again and and the man directed us to an internet cafe. we still couldnt find it! when we found it it was closed! damn it! hahahahaha.

then robbo remembered that there was an internet cafe in the main street - all of us wouldnt believe him! lol but then again, rubs agreed with alex that she saw an internet cafe too, well then ok we searched for it! and luckily we found it! hannah, me, lori and ben walked inside while rubs and robbo waited outside - too many cooks will spoil the kitchen - and the owner i think, was so happy and preppy to see people  other than portuguese came to the shop! hahaha so we basically searched for informations about beaches in the algarve area - the not too touristic beaches.
hahahahah hahaha we were laughing at alex while he slept like tutankhamun - nevermind the spelling lol! hahha


wimbledon women's finals  was playing in the tv, as the guys were checking some things on the internet, i looked up and saw a glimpse pf the match and suddenly the owner asked - in portugese of course if i like tennis. i understand that and my eyes lit up! and i told him - in spanish that womens tennis is not exciting as it was before as my favorite tennis player just retired - and WE BOTH SAID - JUSTINE HENIN hahahahaha and we discussed passionately for a couple of minutes how we both liked justine henin! in portuguese - spanish and a mix of english! amazing..... language barriers doenst really exist! ITS ALL IN THE MIND as my favorite tennis player would say - IMPOSSIBLE IS NOTHING!

when we went back to the car, i still have a smile on my face because of that interesting conversation i had with the owner of the internet cafe and the best was that - all of our things were safe specially with my passport that has only an attachment of my temporary resident permit n germany arrrghhh! thank god it wasnt lost or else i couldnt enter germany again! let alone europe! so we looked at the map again and searched for a place to sleep - we found a national park somewhere in the area where there are some camping site located and we decided to park the car there and spend the night.
hahahahahaha alex being alex and rubs being rubs! hahahaha



Africancrab says:
Beautiful
Posted on: Feb 11, 2010
lauro says:
im glad you like it! ^_^
Posted on: Nov 25, 2008
sophiefbs says:
haha, you all looks so happy and funny !
Posted on: Nov 23, 2008
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praia do furadouro with it's high…
such beautiful weather here in the…
such beautiful weather here in th…
whoa rubs!!!! robbocks angels! ha…
whoa rubs!!!! robbock's angels! h…
beautiful girls: lori and hannah! …
beautiful girls: lori and hannah!…
wahahahaha i hate rubs taking pics…
wahahahaha i hate rubs taking pic…
ben tying his hair.
ben tying his hair.
a reflection of a beautiful weathe…
a reflection of a beautiful weath…
hahahahah hahaha we were laughing …
hahahahah hahaha we were laughing…
hahahahahaha alex being alex and r…
hahahahahaha alex being alex and …
rubs lighting a fire!
rubs lighting a fire!
it was so windy that ben had to ti…
it was so windy that ben had to t…
hahahah sorry hannah sweetie! i ca…
hahahah sorry hannah sweetie! i c…
lori also changing!
lori also changing!
ben playing like child ^_^
ben playing like child ^_^
im needing a damn toilet and SOON.
im needing a damn toilet and SOON.
alexs white butt! hahaha
alex's white butt! hahaha
alex and his arrogant european swi…
alex and his arrogant european sw…
hahahahahaha AN OFFER ^_^ hahaha
hahahahahaha AN OFFER ^_^ hahaha
hahahahaha i dont look happy ^_^
hahahahaha i dont look happy ^_^
rubs!
rubs!
ok for now we are at peace from te…
ok for now we are at peace from t…
ben, alone in his world ^_^ hahaha
ben, alone in his world ^_^ hahaha
whats the matter rubs?! missing th…
whats the matter rubs?! missing t…
a bit dented.
a bit dented.
furaduro beach and the atlantic oc…
furaduro beach and the atlantic o…
getting ready for a tan!
getting ready for a tan!
alex again!?
alex again!?
a lonely trashcan.
a lonely trashcan.
ben reading his uncleS book and r…
ben reading his uncle'S book and …
trying the beach!
trying the beach!
alex too!
alex too!
ben was convinced
ben was convinced
they all went to jump!
they all went to jump!
but they turned back of how cold i…
but they turned back of how cold …
it was chilly!
it was chilly!
lori and hannah!
lori and hannah!
bubbly waves - common in the north…
bubbly waves - common in the nort…
big waves here at is is the open o…
big waves here at is is the open …
busied myself taking pics.
busied myself taking pics.
i love taking shots of these two k…
i love taking shots of these two …
youngsters playing.
youngsters playing.
my favorite picture in furaduro.
my favorite picture in furaduro.
colorful tents and strong winds.
colorful tents and strong winds.
shadows and contrasts.
shadows and contrasts.
oh i love taking pictures like thi…
oh i love taking pictures like th…
i suppose this man was the lifegua…
i suppose this man was the lifegu…
alex woke, but uh oh - he got 2nd …
alex woke, but uh oh - he got 2nd…
rubs what are you doing?!
rubs what are you doing?!
sunning and sleeping.
sunning and sleeping.
rubs was amazing!
rubs was amazing!
fuckin dead for an hour!
fuckin dead for an hour!
lori and hannah too!
lori and hannah too!
kids were asleep!
kids were asleep!
robbo turning into a shrimp.
robbo turning into a shrimp.
great contrasts!
great contrasts!
ben and me went to the shops.
ben and me went to the shops.
the main street of furaduro.
the main street of furaduro.
shops around the main street.
shops around the main street.
ben and me, our friendship.
ben and me, our friendship.
me buying the lemonade and the gir…
me buying the lemonade and the gi…
hahahah alex sleeps like a baby! h…
hahahah alex sleeps like a baby! …
new people set up a tent.
new people set up a tent.
my beach necessities - limonade, l…
my beach necessities - limonade, …
youngsters milling around the beac…
youngsters milling around the bea…
great contrasts - the strong wind …
great contrasts - the strong wind…
a lonely lonely tent.
a lonely lonely tent.
playing football.
playing football.
my feet. tired from well tired fro…
my feet. tired from well tired fr…
^_^
^_^
believe it or not these tents are …
believe it or not these tents are…
furaduro beach from the ocean.
furaduro beach from the ocean.
alex sleeping ^_^
alex sleeping ^_^
lori me and ben wandering around!
lori me and ben wandering around!
ooopppss ^_^
ooopppss ^_^
the breaker.
the breaker.
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