One of our favourite places to go and chill out when we get an opportunity is the Eastern Algarve.
Tavira to be a little more precise.
Located on the South coast of Portugal about 30km East of Faro airport and 160km West of Seville, in Spain. (Pictures to come).
Last summer huge areas of the region, along with Madeira suffered some awful bush fires.
These trees images were taken when we drove up in to the hills behind Tavira, and not many weeks after the fires.
Between Tavira and our favourite beach at Tavira Island (Portuguese: Ilha de Tavira) are the salt pans.
Known as Quatro Águas, they produce huge amounts of high quality table salt and also attract a great deal of bird life including Flamingoes.
Even in the heat of the Algarve sunshine, men can be seen pushing and raking the salt.
I love the reflections in the still, shallow water.
These images were taken early morning to try and make the most of the lower light and avoid the extreme contrast of mid day and the afternoon.
The last two images were from the evening when I took a few portraits in the wonderful evening sunlight. (I’ll post these later).