2019 began with Tom Mackie on a trip to the Algarve region of Portugal in January. The off-season meant we had the beaches mostly to ourselves with January temperatures ranging from the sunny 60’s to brisk nights in the 40’s (Fahrenheit). Our accommodations at the Suites Alba Resort were quite comfortable and a five minute walk to Praia de Albandeira, cliffs and two small beaches. Throughout the week we took excursions to nearby Benagil, Ponta da Piedade and Carvoeiro. The 23.5 hour layover on the flight home, offered a chance to do a quick look at Lisbon, a place that deserves another visit at another time.For more of my images or to purchase prints please visit my Portugal gallery on Photoshelter. And please have a look at Michael Blanchette’s posting from the trip.