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Holiday 2016: Faro and Ria Formosa Portugal

We have just returned from summer holiday: this year 10 fantastic days in the Algarve. This was my first time in Portugal,

but am guessing it will not be my last. We stayed in Faro; we hired a flat on the 10th floor with views over Faro at the back  and fantastic views of the Ria Formosa at the front.
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Holiday 2015: Dalmatian Coast Croatia

We have just returned from holiday on the Dalmatian coast in Croatia, and mighty nice it was too. Anyone who has been to Croatia raves about it, and I can confirm that it is a wonderful place for a holiday: almost endless sun in the summer (the temperature reached 39 Celsius), warm crystal clear sea, swimming with dolphins, ancient coastal towns whose buildings huddle together with impossibly narrow passageways between, craggy mountains and emerald lakes.

Holiday 2014: Texel the Netherlands

This year we went to Texel for our summer holiday. Texel is the largest of the Dutch Wadden Islands, about 20km x 8km. It is a magical place; flat like the rest of the Netherlands, but with character of its own. lt is (mostly) a haven of peace; a nature lover’s paradise with miles of wonderful beaches, and a variety of very special coastal habitats including dunes, heath land and salt marshes where spoonbills breed (among many other seabirds.)