Friday, 16 May 2014

Lagos, Algarve, Portugal - Tenders open for reconstruction of D. Maria II Bridge

regiaosul.pt 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): http://www.regiaosul.pt/noticia.php?refnoticia=146165

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): http://bit.ly/1iSgBM8

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 - http://horarios.monbus.es/
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.....


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