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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nosivad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cubsur Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18/January/2012 at 11:44
True enough - this one's better! Village of Pera in the background.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote nosivad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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.

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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.

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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!



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Tom... We noticed the CS resort complete but deserted apart from the security guards . Is this another white elephant?
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Yes, it was closed down in March when the company downsized its operations.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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.
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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.
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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!
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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.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post 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?
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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
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There is an article regarding this in last weeks Portugal News

http://theportugalnews.com/news/salgados-lagoon-secures-its-own-water-supply/26161
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andrew Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/June/2012 at 09:39
Cheers Tom, some worrying sights there, the beach ones cheered me up though, thanks.
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