Desfile de Camiões, 2015

Every year the Núcleo dos Motoristas da Beira Litoral feature events in Oiã and Ílhavo. One of these is the annual parade of classic cars and lorries, which often pass through Carris and are well worth the wait. Each year I try to get a slightly different viewpoint.

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Blues on the beach

Last weekend we did something quite unusual, we went out to see a band just for the fun of it – no work just relaxing to the music with a cold beer and a glass of sangria (not at the same time).

The event was the anniversary of the opening of the Casablanca Bar in Vagueira, a little town on the Portuguese coast just south of Barra, where we do most of our surfing photography. It’s also one beach up from Labrego, another great surfing beach. Vagueira now is a fantastic little town, the former stony path along the beachfront has been replaced with a new (concrete) pavement and the walkway along the back of each beach means you can walk from Barra all the way to … I’m not sure where, but it’s along way.

For the anniversary the Casablanca has put on a Blues evening, with a local band from Aveiro, the Moonshiners. The band were placed on a little stage overlooking the beach, and they were great. Later the band relocated to the rear of the bar for a second set.

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There’s nothing better than dancing away to the blues as the sun sets.

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Nice day for a walk

Each day after lunch I take a short walk. It’s good for the digestion and it gets me out from behind my desk, which can only be a good thing.

Naturally I take my camera, and sometimes I spot something fabulous. Like this flower:

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I have no idea what it is called, but I have never seen it’s like before and it looks quite ‘other-worldly’.

A few days later the bees had done their work and the seed pod was starting to ripen:

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So now I’m going to wait for a few more days and see what it looks like once the pod has exploded.

I love nature…

2016-05-16 Freestyle surfers

With a bit of a surprise, I found myself at the Praia Da Barra, Aveiro, Portugal today. It was a fabulous day, without a cloud in the sky. Surfers and bodyboarders were out in force, as well as the surf school later in the morning.

Hope that you enjoy the gallery below, and don’t forget to share. You can also find some of the more spectacular wipeouts on my Instagram at @keithdevereux.

All the best…

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2015-05-10 Motoclube Oiacelera

Every year the Motoclube Oiacelera, the local motorcycle club, host a weekend event. Motorcyclists from all over Portugal come to Oiã and they are treated to music, dancing and a heavy metal show. They also feature a parade which travels around the district of Oiã- I normally miss this, but just on the off chance, this year I managed to see the cyclists pass by:

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2015-03-15 Freestyle surfers

Just to let you know, the photos from Sunday’s surfing session are up on the website:

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Desfile de Carros, 2015

Every year the Núcleo dos Motoristas da Beira Litoral feature events in Oiã and Ílhavo. One of these is the annual parade of classic cars and lorries, which often pass through Carris and are well worth the wait. Each year I try to get a slightly different viewpoint.

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2015-01-02 Freestyle surfers

New year photo session with the freestyle surfers at the Praia da Barra.

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Christmas Eve at the Praia da Barra

It’s not just in Australia that you can head to the beach at Christmas, despite what everyone might be led to believe. Last Wednesday, Christmas Eve to be precise, we were fortunate enough to enjoy a pleasant afternoon at the Praia da Barra.

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It might look tranquil, but there were lots of freestyle surfers enjoying some great waves. In fact a couple of times there were so many surfers going for the same waves that we nearly had a couple of accidents. Although this is spectacular for photography, it can be quite dangerous in the water. Fortunately everyone that I saw was really great about it and looked out for one another. That’s the thing I like about Barra, most of the surfers are so friendly and the beach has a special camaraderie.

There was a plan to head for the beach on Christmas Day as well, but this was thwarted by both a lack of waves and the fear that if I had headed to the beach my better half might never forgive me.

So I hope everyone enjoys the gallery below and I hope that you will like and share the images. All  being well, we’ll see you around Barra in the New Year.

Bom Ano Novo!!

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