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  1. I’m impressed by the orange colour of the river. In Australia we often find a way of denigrating our neighbours. For example the people in Sydney refer to Melbourne’s river as the river that flows upside down.

    1. By the time it reaches the sea it’s pretty normal again, Graham. It’s a long winding run out to the island and the ocean is beyond that. The soil here is a rich orange colour. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  2. Lucky you and your blue skies Jo – we’re still in the muck over here. 2 weeks of cold-ish rain, something we’re definitely not used to! Your bridges looks so European vs course – which are sturdy but beauty isn’t a criteria!

  3. I love abundance of water. My river’s been up too, but sadly it’s bringing lumps of charcoal from landscapes to the west, scarified by fires a year ago, and not really regenerating from all accounts. The beach is littered.

  4. That is an interesting effect, Jo. In a lot of countries heavy rains bring brown water, but the red tint here seems unique. I assume the river is usually a blue-ish grey? Blue skies are the best. We have been enjoying some of those in Mexico. πŸ™‚

    1. The soil here is a rich red brown, Liesbet, and further to the west of the Algarve the sand has a red tinge too. The river normally just reflects the sky πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. Been raining here for the past 3 days and forecast says no sun until Tuesday. We get muddy waters in the rivers, but not red on the SE coast. The bridge with the green rail looks like an oldie. Happy your sunshine has returned may it brighten your day πŸ™‚

  6. We’ve had rain, cold, fog, frost, snow and ice and more rain predicted for the next 7 days! I haven’t been out and my Valentine’s Day at the Orchid Show was put aside because we didn’t want to take the chance of the black ice on the roads through the mountains! BUMMER!

    1. Miserable! πŸ™„πŸ’• I spent the morning watching Rafa and have just been to collect some shopping, including heart shaped scones with jam and cream for tomorrow. β™₯️β™₯️Will go for a sunny stroll after lunch πŸŒžπŸ’•

  7. Quite a bit of water Jo. Pity to see so much soil being washed out of the farms and forests. Hope you are safe and enjoying your Saturday πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. It looks very dramatic, Brian, but it does happen here whenever there is heavy rain. I usually rush to the river to try and see it, but don’t always manage to as it returns to normal fairly swiftly, because we are close to the rivermouth. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  8. Beautiful photos Jo. I guess it is good to have some rain and a good filling up of all your reservoirs. But glad you have blue skies again, send the sunshine over hereπŸ˜„

    1. Everywhere is unbelievably green…or orange! Not been high in the hills lately but I don’t think there’ll be lasting damage. It’s amazing how rapidly it drains away. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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