Flashback Friday – Our First Christmas on the Road

The Official Christmas Portrait
The Official Christmas Portrait

While we’re back at home in the UK, we’re reliving some of our favourite and memorable places and posts with you.

This week it is the turn of our first Christmas on the road. We spent it on a campsite in Portugal and while it wasn’t a typical Portuguese or English Christmas, we had a fantastic time making alternative Christmas memories.

Typical Portuguese Christmas? Well probably not.

Christmas Eve Fir Cone Burning
Christmas Eve Fir Cone Burning

After burning loads of pine fir cones last night (the campsite it full of pine trees so we thought we’d do our bit for tidying it up) in our mini fire pits – as well as baking Camembert, roasting chestnuts and supping mulled wine. This morning we were all up bright and early for family Skype sessions. It was great to see everyone, even if the technology did let us down a bit from time to time.

Portuguese Christmas Day on the beach
Christmas Day on the beach

This afternoon we had a trip to the beach for a quick swim in the atlantic. It wasn’t as cold as we’d expected, but there was a mighty strong current.

Look out Baywatch!
Look out Baywatch!
Top Wave Action
Top Wave Action
Even bigger waves
Even bigger waves

We’re back at the campsite now and the BBQ is going, more cones have been collected to burn this evening and we’ve started on the beer and wine, all that remains is to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

The Official Christmas Portrait
The Official Christmas Portrait

Thank for Tina for taking some great pics of us all in the sea, and for being our official Christmas portrait photographer too.

2 Comments

    • Hi MoKa
      Only very vague plans being formed at the moment for a trip in January. Poor Zagan has been somewhat neglected as he has only been out of storage a couple of times to visit friends.
      We’re just enjoying being at home with family and friends for a while.
      If you are in need of a live update fix check out our ‘other blogs’ page which has loads of other folk out on the road blogging about their adventures.
      Ju x

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