Lingering and being lazy in Lagos…. .

There is a clue in the title of this post as to what we have been doing this last week.  In two words – not much!  We arrived in Lagos last Saturday and amazingly, for us, we are still here.  We have been staying at an aire on the outskirts of Lagos which is effectively a large carpark but it is inexpensive, has super fast wifi and a washing machine at €2 a go!

We’ve walked the coastline both east and west of Lagos and explored the old town.

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Meia Praia – the beach to the east of Lagos.

The beaches, caves and rock stacks to the west of Lagos are amazing.

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The coastline west of Lagos.

I love this type of coastal walking as there is always something interesting to look at along any given stretch.  Huge sinkholes, caves, birds, the sea state and the changing colour of the stacks according to the sun and cloud cover.

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Steps lead down to the water where a couple of boats were taking people on tours of the caves and coastline.

Several boats were out taking people to see the caves.  We had done a similar trip last year near Benagil which is definitely worth the trip to see the coastline from a different perspective.

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The boat skippers dog waiting patiently for him – I could have taken this one home!

Lagos has a very nice laidback vibe to it and we like it.  It’s quite lively for this time of year with plenty of people about and most of the town centre shops, restaurants and bars open.

The weather has been pretty unsettled with a couple of huge thunderstorms and plenty of rain. It’s still warm though and a lot of the rain has been overnight.  We’re still managing to get out and about everyday and stay dry!

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A rainy view through the back window at Praia da Cordama on the south west coast. 

We had a ‘day out’ to the south west coast to Praia da Cordama hoping to see some surfers out.  We arrived just before a major thunderstorm which lasted a couple of hours before the sun reappeared.

As soon as the storm was over a mass of surfers emerged from numerous different vans to make the most of the clean and green surf. We walked the length of the beach and enjoyed just watching the surfers do their thing.

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The off shore wind made for good surfing after the thunderstorm.

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Praia da Cordama.

Tim celebrated his birthday yesterday in style by cooking a curry on the Cobb!  It is his favourite thing to do and it keeps him quiet for ages with all that chopping to do!  The weather yesterday was really warm and sunny just for Tim so we made the most of being outside for nearly the whole day.

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Cobb curry!

We hadn’t intended staying more than a couple of nights in Lagos but we seem to be procrastinating over our next move.  We have effectively come to a standstill paralyzed by indecision!  Camperserv, who have custody of our boiler at the moment, aren’t able to get the parts they need to repair it until sometime between 14th December 2016 and 23rd December 2016.  Aaarrrgggghhh!  It’s frustrating, not so much in practical terms of managing without it, but the fact that we feel a bit tied down to not straying too far from the Algarve until we have the repair done.

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Shells on one of the beaches near Lagos.

Mmm, what to do.  Galvanize ourselves into some sort of action is what is needed!  We’ve got a few options kicking about at the moment.

  • Option 1. Apply for a housesit.
  • Option 2. Apply for another Helpx.
  • Option 3. Carry on up the south west coast of the Algarve and shoot back down to the garage when the boiler is ready to go back in.

Option 2 of applying for another Helpx is currently favourite as we’d really like to have a couple of weeks or so of doing something completely different.

Right, what are we waiting for?

We need to get applying.

Até logo!

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We are Jane and Tim and we recently gave up our jobs and rented out our house to persue a life of travel across Europe in our motorhome called Ollie.

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