Look What I Found Near Quinta Majay, Portugal..

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  1. JJ

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    After an afternoon trip to Intermarche for supplies I decided to have a quick visit to my little bit of land in Central Portugal.

    How things grow!!

    Eucalyptus seems to grow really fast but the Hymer went through the entrance.

    A quick check of the wells (one dry, one with some water) and I left to have a leisurely drive around the area. I went up a windy road to a dam and then on around in a loop of about 40kms. Great scenery...

    Then I came upon this riverside swimming area... with a small bar/restaurant and on the edge of the car park there is a big barby with a sink and running water for use by anyone.

    All this just a few kms from the land...

    Lots of strimming to do...

    Can't wait to get down to it....

    JJ
     

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    that looks nice jj
     
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    Looks absolutly fab , wish we were there ..

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    Are you swimming in the Piccy JJ, annual bath and all that:soaobox::coolthumb:
     
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    Looks good JJ have a great time, looked for you in the pool but not spotted you yet.:Wink:
     
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    I am too fat and white to swim in a public pool folks...

    If I lie down in the sun with my top off they think I am a stranded white whale and keep rolling me back into the water...

    JJ :cry: :cry:
     
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    i thought id seen you in the river put it turned out to be a foot ball:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Wow JJ. That looks so beautiful. Really envious. You enjoy yourself and forget about a beached whale look..... who cares..... jump in and enjoy every minute.:thumb:
     
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    Thats a lot of growth around the front door in just 12 months, the scrub I expected. I got an idea; get a couple of goats!!

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    jj i fort you was going to say you found wild man wild camping there:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Do they eat eucaliptus Doug?

    Why not get you and Sand back... we can drink beer and watch her work the strimmer and chain saw!

    JJ :Wink:

    (She can't reach me while I am over here...!!!)
     
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    Now THAT would have been a shock! You mean like this....
     

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    Oo! err! If she sees this it might be you that gets the strimming.

    Doug...
     
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    Think you'll need them there Australian Drop Bears, not goats, to eat the gum trees, Bruce!!!

    Do they (eucalyptus trees) fall over as suddenly in Portugal as they do in Oz? They are very shallow rooted despite their height and spread so they are notoriously unstable. People there don't really like em close to their houses if it's humanly possible to avoid it (which often, it isn't!) because of both that and the fire risk. There was a 60/70 ft one in a garden 2 doors away from us - grew that high in about 12 years and of course the spread was the same. Used to terrify me when it was windy. Would have blown straight on top of our bungalow if it had gone. They had it cut down professionally, last year (I think it was) I'm pleased to say. Took the bloke 2 whole days! I hate em with a vengeance LOL
     
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    PS I love the look of that swimming place!
     
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