Print Page | Close Window

SALGADOS DUNES AND LAGOON

Printed From: Albufeira.com
Category: Tourism / Turismo
Forum Name: Beaches / As Praias
Forum Description: Albufeira's beaches / As Praias de Albufeira
URL: //www.albufeira.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2316
Printed Date: 15/November/2019 at 22:55
Software Version: Web Wiz Forums 10.15 - http://www.webwizforums.com


Topic: SALGADOS DUNES AND LAGOON
Posted By: cubsur
Subject: SALGADOS DUNES AND LAGOON
Date Posted: 30/October/2008 at 12:05
I know that many of you like this area.

I picked up from another forum that the lagoon is dry. I went over there yesterday and took a few pictures which you might like to see.

usual place http://thomasallen.spaces.live.com just open the most recent album.

I also snapped the vast amount of development going on round there. Quiet holiday anyone?


-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve



Replies:
Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 30/November/2008 at 08:31
Forgot to say I took some pictures a couple of weeks ago and the lagoon is filing up nicely now.

-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: EMMR
Date Posted: 09/December/2008 at 16:20
When we were there in Spetember the lagood drained because of wave action which broke through the sand dunes.
But earlier in the year it was the development company who drained it and caught a lot of lflack because it was just before the birds started breeding.
 
What happened this time ??


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 10/December/2008 at 09:11
It was the storms at the end of  September. Two very heavy storms in a week, the water piled up and broke through big time. It took nearly a month for the dunes to rebuild themselves. 

-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: EMMR
Date Posted: 10/December/2008 at 09:51
That explains it in  , when we were there they used diggers to rebuild the barrier.


Posted By: francine
Date Posted: 06/August/2009 at 03:38
i plan to come there in October. is everything ok? and what development? this hurts my heart. I want an uncrowded pristeen pure environment i plan to treat with love and respect. tell me what to expect.bj

-------------
bj


Posted By: EMMR
Date Posted: 06/August/2009 at 08:51
There is unfortunately a huge development on the Albufeira side of the Lagoon which also owns the golfcourse.
 
Those of us who know the area sre convinced that the development company are responsible for the many incidents resulting in the lagoon draining.
 
There were certainly many fewer wildfowl  there than in previous years although the famingos were back.


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 06/August/2009 at 18:28
Agreed - the developers were allegedly to blame for at least one incident of the lagoon draining. What is going to happen when the other side is built over in the coming years? The birds will I am sure be scared away, the whole thing drained and more hotels built.

-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 06/August/2009 at 19:08
Well the past two weeks it's been fully full, loads of wildlife and fish activity to see, the new pontoon type walkway was being well used.
 
What surprised us, on one of our frequent beach walks we decided, from the Salgados car park, to go right towards AdP, just for achange. As we neared AdP, about 400yards I guess, we stumbled upon several naked men! Is this area known as a gay nudist area? I've not heard the like but the numbers there, and not a single female, lead me to conclude this must be the case.
 
Anyone?


-------------
Andrew


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 07/August/2009 at 19:44
Andrew, you are I think correct in that assumption. I was told some time back it's a pickup place. Haven't walked that bit in summer for ages.

-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 07/August/2009 at 20:57

Yikes!

Thanks for the confirmation Cubsur, I'm no prude, each to their own etc., but as it's not a sight that particularly pleases me, I'll turn left in future!


-------------
Andrew


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 14/October/2009 at 09:25
The lagoon was very full on Monday afternoon. There's one picture in the latest album at http://thomasallen.spaces.live.com if you would like to see it.

There were plenty of birds of assorted species to be seen and the area looks to be flourishing at the moment.


-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 24/March/2010 at 10:50
If you would like to see the lagoon with lots of water in it, please see the latest album at http://thomasallen.spaces.live.com

Pictures taken last Wednesday.

There's also some shots of the nearby beaches and one or two other things.


-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Derek B
Date Posted: 24/March/2010 at 10:56
Will check the Pic's out.


Posted By: srfab1
Date Posted: 24/March/2010 at 18:37
just looked at cubsur pictures does anyone now any info about why they stopped building the quinta da costelo poente aparthotel

-------------
stevo


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 25/March/2010 at 10:44
Originally posted by srfab1 srfab1 wrote:

just looked at cubsur pictures does anyone now any info about why they stopped building the quinta da costelo poente aparthotel


Well I first noticed that they had stopped work several months ago and it might even have been earlier than that.

Same as elsewhere I would imagine, developers ran out of cash, stopped paying building contractors, contractors walked away.

We are going to be blighted by the half built ruins for years.


-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: john2604smith
Date Posted: 25/March/2010 at 13:12
My friend has an apartment that looks onto this development, this is the worst case scenario for him, a finished hotel in front of you will look better than a building site. If they knocked it all down he would be very happy !

-------------
ownersdirect P3708


Posted By: Avril
Date Posted: 01/August/2010 at 22:03
  Went to Salgados beach during our recent stay, we had never been there before. The beach and lagoon are really pretty. We had a lovely day there.  The building going on is horrid however. There you have a five star hotel set in the middle of a building site, if I had paid to stay there, I'd have been livid. And another complaint, there was not a naked man in sight, I took binoculars specially http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxpt484YYGB">People%20Watching





http://www.smileycentral.com/dl/index.jhtml?partner=ZSzeb113_ZNxpt484YYGB&utm_id=7921">


Posted By: alan&alice
Date Posted: 01/August/2010 at 22:20
Originally posted by Avril Avril wrote:

  And another complaint, there was not a naked man in sight, I took binoculars specially http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZSzeb001_ZNxpt484YYGB">People%20Watching

You were looking in the wrong place ,we go up near the beach cafe for our nuddy bathingBig%20smile.

-------------
http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/rentals/albufeira/481652


Posted By: bob d
Date Posted: 02/August/2010 at 13:45
Avril, its a pity you didn't spot Alan when you were there, at least you would have had somewhere to hang your binos.

-------------
we're not brazil we're norn iron


Posted By: Avril
Date Posted: 02/August/2010 at 20:09

Bobby, how do you know?? Have you been up near the beach cafe with him??



Posted By: bob d
Date Posted: 02/August/2010 at 22:04
Nah, never been up there,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

-------------
we're not brazil we're norn iron


Posted By: Avril
Date Posted: 02/August/2010 at 22:28
Smile I'm saying nowt - moderators sword will be coming out (now maybe that's somewhere I could hang me bino's!!)!!


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 25/September/2010 at 11:49
Haven't been there for a while but yesterday it looked nice and full. Signs have been put out warning visitors away from nesting areas.



They have a neat set of valves in the sand which funnels sea water into the lagoon at high tide and allows the lagoon to drain at low tide.




-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 27/September/2010 at 15:13
If you would like to see some more pictures, please take a look at my latest album at http://thomasallen.spaces.live.com

There are some others in there as well.


-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: neilm
Date Posted: 09/December/2010 at 10:41
This was a sunrise shot I took last winter. It's a really beautiful location!.

regards
Neil


-------------
www.neilmarksphotography.com


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 09/December/2010 at 12:05
I would imagine it is rather full after all the recent rain. I must dust down the bike and make my way over there soon.

-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: columbinha
Date Posted: 09/December/2010 at 19:00
It is looking good at the moment and pleased to say it has been so right through this year - since the most recent works to the beach 'barragem', the old problems seem to have been resolved...just hope this winter and next years spring tides don't undo all the good work.


Posted By: lee20
Date Posted: 14/December/2010 at 23:22
Originally posted by columbinha columbinha wrote:

It is looking good at the moment and pleased to say it has been so right through this year - since the most recent works to the beach 'barragem', the old problems seem to have been resolved...just hope this winter and next years spring tides don't undo all the good work.


This is good news.
Maybe, we'll be there next year.


-------------


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 29/June/2011 at 11:07
The water in the lagoon has turned a sort of slimy green colour.This picture was taken yesterday. I think it is algae in the water.






-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Avril
Date Posted: 30/June/2011 at 16:05
Looks like mozzie heaven!!


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 30/June/2011 at 23:02
It's just the nitrogen cycle... in most inland lakes this gets stabilised after a few cycles.
Given the location of this lake, it suffers drought, salt water invasion, storm... et all, ie. one extreme to the other in weeks, never mind years, so the natural nitrogen cycle never gets chance to balance, long term...
Give mother nature a fair crack and it will balance, give her an unfair crack, she'll still sort in time but you'll see these various repeated conditions of the cycle on the various attempts to sort/balance. It's just nature, and nature will out.

-------------
Andrew


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 01/July/2011 at 09:22
Thanks Andrew. Never realised it was such a complex system.

-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 03/July/2011 at 20:22
that's what keeping koi carp does to you Tom, you quickly learn that to do it at all with any degree of success you first have to be a water keeper, so the nitrogen cycle is one of the very first things you need to learn about.. Sad eh?

-------------
Andrew


Posted By: zumac
Date Posted: 15/July/2011 at 21:08
Hi
 
Is there a part of the nudist beach that caters for straights?


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 16/July/2011 at 09:16
I recall reading that small area is gay men only.
 
So far as I recall from previous Q&A here and elsewhere, the only offiicial nudist beach in the Algarve is on the Praia do Barril on the Ilha de Tavira.


-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 16/July/2011 at 10:25
The first time we encountered this area of the beach we only saw males, every time since it's male and female, all ages, and probably more females.
It would seem to be just an area where nudism is permitted or tolerated, whatever your gender, and it must be well known from the sheer numbers that partake.

-------------
Andrew


Posted By: alan&alice
Date Posted: 17/July/2011 at 21:58
There is a small number of men on their own but we tend to ignore them when they get to close or "pervy",so we usually use the spots about 500 yards from where the boardwalk ends from the beach cafe(carlos bar) there is a more mixed group of male & female sunbathers there

-------------
http://www.holidaylettings.co.uk/rentals/albufeira/481652


Posted By: Avril
Date Posted: 18/July/2011 at 11:17
OOOhh eeer Alan, you got no white bits thenLOL


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 25/August/2011 at 15:04
The lagoon on Wednesday afternoon. The water is still pretty green.




-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 10/November/2011 at 16:39
The recent rains have filled up the lagoon nicely and the water is no longer green. I took a ride around there this afternoon. Here are a couple of samples. I will do the rest later.

Plenty of others were enjoying a nice walk around there. It is a popular area and rather  pleasant f you can ignore the hammaering and bashing from the hideous Salgados development across the water.





-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 10/November/2011 at 16:50
Ah ha, so the nitrogen cycle is cycling then, nice one mother nature!

-------------
Andrew


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 14/November/2011 at 13:00
Messed up my other pictures. Will try again.

-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 16/November/2011 at 14:15
That's better. Some more pictures of Salgados

https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=6a2a1c7daaee306d&page=play&resid=6A2A1C7DAAEE306D%218295 - https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?cid=6a2a1c7daaee306d&page=play&resid=6A2A1C7DAAEE306D!8295


-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 17/January/2012 at 17:53
It's a couple of months since I have been over that way. Took the bike out this afternoon. The recent prolonged dry spell has left the lagoon looking decidedly dry



It looks better from the other end.



A group of seagulls and moorhens were having big squabble under the bridge at the end of the boardwalk.







-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: nosivad
Date Posted: 18/January/2012 at 10:53

Tom, i see what you mean, but it does not look better from the other end due to the C S hotel complexEvil Smile



Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 18/January/2012 at 11:44
True enough - this one's better! Village of Pera in the background.




-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: nosivad
Date Posted: 18/January/2012 at 12:20

definately, that's better, we love Pera, especially Patisserie "OPCAO " Viktor and his wife serve delicious snacks, drinks etc and their prices are very good.



Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 17/February/2012 at 09:24
Took a little ride around yesterday. The water level has dropped but not as much as I expected. The little stream is still trickling water into the lagoon.



Nearby, all work has ceased on the CS resort complex (the bits that weren't finished), just a lonely security guard wandering around. A sorry sight indeed.



-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 23/April/2012 at 17:20
Water level has dropped a little since February, unsurprisingly. Pictures taken this afternoon. It was the first time in ages that I have been there and not heard the noise of nearby construction work!





-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Irispad
Date Posted: 23/April/2012 at 21:32
Tom... We noticed the CS resort complete but deserted apart from the security guards . Is this another white elephant?


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 24/April/2012 at 09:02
Yes, it was closed down in March when the company downsized its operations.

-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 24/April/2012 at 14:56
The CS resort isn't closed down, what I mean is, it can't be, we have friends who have an apartment there and they were there, and enjoying the facilities week before last.

-------------
Andrew


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 25/April/2012 at 08:52
I forget which one was closed or mothballed, but one of the conjoined resorts was in trouble earlier this year as the company admitted it owed 1 million in wages to staff.

-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: windmillhill
Date Posted: 25/April/2012 at 09:49
Isn't it one of the two CS hotels at Sao Rafael that's closed?  I think it may be the older one near the road, not the newer one closer to the beach.  But please don't take that as gospel!

-------------
http://www.algarve-windmillhill.co.uk - www.algarve-windmillhill.co.uk
Penthouse apartment with spectacular views


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 19/June/2012 at 12:33
Two months on and Salgados is very dry. Acres of baked mud with lots of birds pecking away rather disconsolately. Here's a couple of pictures; more to sort out later.



The ill-fated CS Salgados Mar development. There's loads of construction material been left lying around, including a couple of pallets of cement and no-one guarding the site as far as I can tell.




-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 19/June/2012 at 13:02
Seeing the lagoon so dry is worrying, what's that done for the wildlife, particularly the fish?

I thought this was a protected nature reserve area, why have the authorities allowed this to happen?


-------------
Andrew


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 20/June/2012 at 08:45
There's no work taking place on the construction sites so it's possible this is just nature at work. The river that feeds it is a mere trickle now. I saw plenty of fish jumping about and birds looking out for them!

The rest of the pictures I took yesterday around Salgados and Galé are at http://sdrv.ms/MprDfg" rel="nofollow - http://sdrv.ms/MprDfg


-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Bedlam
Date Posted: 20/June/2012 at 09:35
There is an article regarding this in last weeks Portugal News

http://theportugalnews.com/news/salgados-lagoon-secures-its-own-water-supply/26161" rel="nofollow - http://theportugalnews.com/news/salgados-lagoon-secures-its-own-water-supply/26161


-------------


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 20/June/2012 at 09:39
Cheers Tom, some worrying sights there, the beach ones cheered me up though, thanks.

-------------
Andrew


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 20/June/2012 at 09:43
Having read the article mentioned above, I hadn't realised that the golf course was still taking water from the lagoon. I shall make a point of having another look in a week or so.

-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Avril
Date Posted: 20/June/2012 at 10:05
Good photo's Tom, like Andrew I enjoyed seeing the beach and sea and hope the beaches are as quiet as that when we come overCool It's a real shame about the lagoon but the news that they are going to do something about it is heartening, hopefully they'll do something in the next couple of weeks.

-------------
2013 - oh no 50!!


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 29/August/2012 at 08:25
A picture from yesterday afternoon. I have some more to sort out later. The lagoon seems to be holding up fairly well with the lack of rain. The water near the bridge is a nasty green colour though. You can see though that, in places, the water isn't very deep!




-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Mally790
Date Posted: 03/September/2012 at 15:19
Sorry but I can't view your pics but is true the lagoon is dry ?

-------------
Mally


Posted By: Mally790
Date Posted: 03/September/2012 at 15:26
Hi I'm coming to Albufeira in October do you know where I can book a sea fishing trip?

-------------
Mally


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 03/September/2012 at 15:58
No, the lagoon isn't dry.
Fishing trips can be booked at any of the ticket shops or booths around town or at the marina itself where they will depart from. But book in advance, you may well not be able to just arrive and fall lucky enough to get a place on the next trip.


-------------
Andrew


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 14/November/2012 at 16:23
Went over today. The recent storms have breached the sand dune barrier, the fresh water has drained away and the lagoon is almost dry. Don't panic, it's all part of the natural process. The gap is gradually closing and it will soon fill up again.

Here's a small sample picture, the rest I took (larger) are at http://sdrv.ms/UDceyc" rel="nofollow - http://sdrv.ms/UDceyc




-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 14/November/2012 at 16:36
Thanks Tom, enjoyed the pics on your link, glad to see the graffiti that was on the AdP beach wall last time we were there has been painted over, it now looks resplendent in the November sunshine!

-------------
Andrew


Posted By: peteknopp
Date Posted: 14/November/2012 at 16:58
Similar to lagoon nr Fonte Santa, Quarteira.




-------------


Posted By: peteknopp
Date Posted: 14/November/2012 at 17:00


-------------


Posted By: peteknopp
Date Posted: 14/November/2012 at 18:37
Here's a bigger view, looking back towards Albufeira.




-------------


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 15/November/2012 at 09:31
I see the doggies liked it! There's no chance of walking along either beach at the moment.

-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 29/January/2013 at 09:33
The recent rain has filled up the lagoon nicely. Picture taken yesterday afternoon. I have some more to sort out later.




-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 29/January/2013 at 11:36
Here's the rest plus some taken at Armação de Pera

http://sdrv.ms/VtqvyB" rel="nofollow - http://sdrv.ms/VtqvyB


-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 23/March/2013 at 09:42
As well as the rain filling the lagoon, the sea is too!
Pics taken yesterday, the sea has breached the beach and salt water was joing the fresh water of the lagoon.
 
 


-------------
Andrew


Posted By: Bedlam
Date Posted: 29/April/2013 at 21:01

A few snaps of the Lagoon taken today in the cloud and drizzle




-------------


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 10/May/2013 at 10:02
I hadn't been there for a while so went cycling around yesterday.

The water is a horrible green colour, algae I should say. There is plenty of water, the lagoon is well filled. I have a few more pictures at http://sdrv.ms/10mDs9w" rel="nofollow - http://sdrv.ms/10mDs9w including a couple of the new Vidamar resort, which is opening on 1st June apparently. Whoever runs the company bought one of the former CS properties (Salgados Mar) which that firm abandoned a couple of years back when they hit a financial crisis.





-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 20/July/2013 at 19:53
In case you haven't seen this, please read the last few posts, take action and spread the word!

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g189112-i331-k6609193-o10-Salgados_Lagoon_Faces_Uncertain_Future-Albufeira_Faro_District_Algarve.html#51443967" rel="nofollow - http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g189112-i331-k6609193-o10-Salgados_Lagoon_Faces_Uncertain_Future-Albufeira_Faro_District_Algarve.html#51443967


-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 20/July/2013 at 21:44
Absolutely, hence I started this thread..

http://www.albufeira.com/forum/help-save-salgados_topic8073.html

Please take two minutes to do an email, many thanks.

EDIT. Why won't that post as a link? Admin!?

-------------
Andrew


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 28/August/2013 at 10:20
Major works to be undertaken to reduce the risk of the lagoon drying out

http://www.regiao-sul.pt/noticia.php?refnoticia=138964" rel="nofollow - http://www.regiao-sul.pt/noticia.php?refnoticia=138964

In Portuguese, run it through Google translate if required.


-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: steven.vanessa
Date Posted: 08/October/2013 at 12:54
When we were over last month they dug a huge trench out to sea and drained most of the water away... sadly all but 2 of the turtles dissappeared also :( 


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 08/October/2013 at 13:27
Yes, sad. This was reported but it had to be done to reduce the risk of flooding which almost came to pass a couple of weeks ago.

I've been bike less until last week so perhaps I will pop down there in a day or two and get some new pictures.


-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: steven.vanessa
Date Posted: 09/October/2013 at 07:22
That would be great Cubsur and ill try to get around to posting up my pics i have of there too. Still at least theres ducks still there and we saw a few snakes in the water too.


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 11/October/2013 at 17:14
The lagoon has now been partially drained to allow work to begin on the rehabilitation project. A temporary earth wall, visible below, has been created to keep one half of the site dry. On that dry side, men and machines are digging away. They were removing some very smelly soil to a depth of about 1 metre and dumping it to form an island on what would normally be the middle of the lake. My guess is it's an idea to make the lagoon deeper so the birds have something to wade in and the fish something to swim in that's better than ankle deep and that the water has somewhere to go. Some of the old drainage channels can be seen in the other pictures. I will upload them asap. As it is afternoon my OPTIMUS INTERNET is too slow to do it right now.

Do not use Optimus!




-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 12/October/2013 at 11:23
Here are the rest of the pictures

http://sdrv.ms/15vOlN7" rel="nofollow - http://sdrv.ms/15vOlN7


-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: lucyr
Date Posted: 12/October/2013 at 11:47
These are very interesting photos, love all the different angles, thanks Smile

-------------
my beautiful portugal


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 27/November/2013 at 14:50
Here are a few more pictures taken yesterday, 26th November.

http://sdrv.ms/1fLCH6G" rel="nofollow - http://sdrv.ms/1fLCH6G

Work continues on the rehabilitation project. Most of the area is dry except for a couple of channels kept open to let the water flow. Pipes are being laid under the dunes to provide a means of better controlling the flow of water in and out, rather than waiting for it to burst the sand barrier.

All sorts of machinery was busy across the site.

(Sorry about the spots on the pictures. It looks like it is time to buy a new pocket camera.)


-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 27/November/2013 at 20:55
Tom,
Can you just check that link please?
It takes us to your sky drive home page but then I can't find any file from yesterday or today. Cheers.

-------------
Andrew


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 28/November/2013 at 11:43
Something must have gone wrong. I am pretty sure it was working but my internet died around that time as it often does.

new link

http://sdrv.ms/1fLCH6G" rel="nofollow - http://sdrv.ms/1fLCH6G


-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Andrew
Date Posted: 29/November/2013 at 08:54
Thanks Tom.
Will be away there myself later today for a butchers, I'm wondering what the earth works are about?


-------------
Andrew


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 08/January/2014 at 11:29
I am sure you will pleased to know that the lagoon is as full as I can remember. Picture taken yesterday afternoon. There is still some machinery pottering about, scraping away at the edges and some blokes were working on the dune where the pipes go. I have some more pictures to sort out.




-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: steven.vanessa
Date Posted: 08/January/2014 at 12:52
Brill thanks Cubsur, cannot wait to get out and see it for myself.


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 09/January/2014 at 10:16
Full set of pictures at http://sdrv.ms/1fcPAHJ" rel="nofollow - http://sdrv.ms/1fcPAHJ

Includes some of the beach around there.


-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 19/March/2014 at 10:28
The lagoon looks in pretty good shape at the moment. More pictures at  http://%201drv.ms/1ekgACM" rel="nofollow - http://1drv.ms/1ekgACM taken Tuesday 18th March.



-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: steven.vanessa
Date Posted: 19/March/2014 at 13:43
Ahh lovely, thanks for posting those Cubsur.


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 09/April/2014 at 14:40
The lagoon is very full now. Pictures taken Tuesday afternoon.

Sample below and some more pictures at http://1drv.ms/1g7zHB5" rel="nofollow - http://1drv.ms/1g7zHB5






-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: Irispad
Date Posted: 09/April/2014 at 17:29
You must be psychic ... We've just come back from the lagoon and I was going to post asking you what is it they are doing there ... Is it drainage?


Posted By: steven.vanessa
Date Posted: 09/April/2014 at 20:42
Great pics! Did you spot any turtles or have they all gone do you think?


Posted By: cubsur
Date Posted: 16/May/2014 at 11:33
I did see  a turtle yesterday in fact. It was difficult as the water is the colour of pea soup. I took a few pictures, here's just one. I will sort the rest out tonight.


The rehabilitation work seems to have been left unfinished. All the workmen and plant have  left site, leaving loads of pipes and stuff laying around, several large unfilled holes and trenches and also a portable toilet.


-------------
Albufeira Resident

www.algarvebus.info public transport information for the Algarve


Posted By: steven.vanessa
Date Posted: 16/May/2014 at 11:39
Oh brill, its lovely to see them. Heres hoping there are more hiding in the murk.



Print Page | Close Window

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 10.15 - http://www.webwizforums.com
Copyright ©2001-2012 Web Wiz Ltd. - http://www.webwiz.co.uk