The new year 2017 is started! New Year’s Eve we celebrated on the beach in Quarteira, 25 minutes away from our B&B Algarve Casal da Eira. More than 1000 people, from all over the world, gathered together to enjoy the fireworks and a good reggae band. Traditionally, we take the champagne and glasses with us to say ‘cheers’ to 2017 at 24.00.
In the Netherlands we always eat some donuts so called ‘oliebollen’ at New Years Eve. Of course they do not have that stuff here in Portugal. But as a alternative, we got some ‘farturas’ at the ‘churros’ stall in São Brás de Alportel. These are warm fritters with lots of sugar and cinnamon! Delicious!
At the moment at different beaches in the Algarve, people do a New Year dive. With the blue sky and the temperature running to 20C, it is not such a challenge as in the Netherlands… But on the other hand, here in the Algarve there are big waves!
We wish you a nice relaxing Sunday.
Ps Do you like to start the spring of 2017 with some sun? Look at our last minute Algarve.
Bert and Els