Wednesday 17 August 2016

Algarve: This Shore is More

"Mykonos may be alluring, Ibiza tantalizing, and St Tropez may have the ultimate swagger, but the Algarve in Portugal is my port of call for dreamy, charming and authentic. And the light: at sunrise, it’s luminescent with shades of cotton candy and bluebells; at sunset, it dissolves listlessly into a canvas of tangerine and ink."    Scarlett Roitman

Isn't that a beautiful scene? I discovered Scarlett's blog through Instagram and was drawn immediately to her gorgeous descriptions of Faro and the coast, backdrop to many scenes in 300 Days of Sun.

The introduction to her post This Shore is More continues:

"I may not be a creature of habit, but when it comes to July and August, all roads seem to lead to the Algarve. I’ve been coming here for fifteen summers. My husband, Mark, and I loved it so much, we started developing properties here (and if you’re interested, visit It’s a mere two and half hours from London, summer perfection is guaranteed (it averages 300 days of sunshine a year), and it truly has the most spectacular beaches in Europe. This is a canvas of whitewashed towns and villages, scented orange groves, rugged, russet coastline and biscuit-coloured sands."
You can carry on reading over on the Diary of a Londoness blog - and I strongly urge you to do so, for stunning pictures, some lovely writing and a glorious taste of the Algarve!


Marcheline said...

Gorgeous, delicious, totally and in all ways enviable.

Diary of a Londoness said...

Thank you for your kind comments on "This Shore is More" Deborah, and I can't wait to read "300 Days of Sun."
Instagram is a wonderful way to connect new friends!
Scarlett (Diary of a Londoness)

Deborah Lawrenson said...

Couldn't have put it better myself, Mrs S!

Deborah Lawrenson said...

You are very welcome, Scarlett - I loved this post, especially your insights into how to see the best of this beautiful coastline. Agree about IG!

Linda said...

You have a fascinating blog. Thank you so much for sharing.

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