Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Nasa selects picture of the Moon over Lisbon as "Picture of the Day"

On 21st June, Portuguese astrophotographer, Miguel Claro, took a time-lapse picture of the full moon over the "Cristo Rei" (Christ the King) statue in Almada overlooking Lisbon, Portugal.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Lagos, Algarve, Portugal - Tenders open for reconstruction of D. Maria II Bridge reports tonight that the Lagos, Algarve, Portugal Municipal Council has today opened a call for tenders for the reconstruction of the D. Maria II Bridge which links the town of Lagos with the Meia Praia, Albadeira and Marina areas of the town on the other side of the river.

The Bridge was closed two years ago at short notice following an inspection that revealed serious problems with the integrity of the structure.

More here (in Portuguese):

The closure of the bridge brought substantial disruption to local traffic and added 3 kms to the commute between the areas concerned.

Aero-VIP Funchal- Porto Santo Flights - Update

The Portuguese Govt. has signed a new contract this week with Aero-Vip to continue operation of its service between Funchal Airport, Madeira and Porto Santo Island Airport for another 3 years as from 1st June 2014..

More here (in Portugese):

Buses from Ferrol to Cedeira in Galicia, Spain

The following appears to be the current schedule for buses between  Ferrol to Cedeira in Galicia, Spain :
Service appears to be operated by: rialsa/monbus -
Buses leave from: Plaza de Galicia in Ferrol
The following are the weekday departure times from Ferrol and arrival times in Cedeira:
Dep.   Arr:
07:00 08:05

11:30 12:35

14:45 15:50

17:15 18:20

20:15 21:20

Friday, 2 May 2014

Its about space........

Its not often that I post something totally out of this world but today NASA switched on its High Definition Earth Viewing experiment, a live stream view of earth beamed directly from the International Space Station.

Want to go somewhere else on a virtual vacation, watch this.....

Live streaming video by Ustream

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Lagos, Algarve to Salema, Algarve - Bus Timetables 2014 (EVA Transportes)

The following are the current (April 2014) bus timetables for the EVA Transportes bus route between Lagos, Algarve, Portugal and Salema, Algarve, Portugal.

Lagos to Salema

Salema to Lagos

Lisbon Airport to Setubal

From Lisbon Airport there is a slightly more direct way to Setubal by Public transport.

1) Take the Metro Linha Vermelha (Red Line) three stops from Lisbon Airport to Gare Oriente Train/Metro/Bus Station.

2) From Gare Oriente Bus Station, operate their route no. 562 direct to Setubal. Takes about 40 minutes.

For Timetable see:

Monday, 28 April 2014

Train/Bus from Evora to Salema

Since the demise of the local unprofitable local line between Beja and Funcheira, a couple of years ago, the only way by rail to get from Evora to Lagos is via Pinhal Novo. Basically, one takes the Lisbon train back up to Pinhal Novo and then connects with the Lisbon to Algarve trains.
The site shows three departures as follows:
Evora 07h02 Lagos 12h06
Evora 09h02 Lagos 14h22
Evora 16h55 Lagos 21h15
One changes trains at Pinhal Novo and Tunes.
There is no direct bus service between Evora and Lagos. One would have to route via Faro and then catch a connecting bus or train to Lagos and then a further bus to Salema.
For Evora to Faro bus services see:
For Lagos to Salema bus services see:
110830 Salema Bay Portugal
Photo by Jimmy Kreislauf (Obra do próprio)

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Bus from Coimbra to Evora

There is only one direct bus service per day between Coimbra and Evora, this being the 16:15 departure.

All other connections route via Lisbon Sete Rios Bus Station. It may be better to take an Alfa-Pendular or Intercidades train from Coimbra-B Station to Lisboa Gare-Oriente and connecting with the Intercidades from there to Evora.