After breakfast it was time to head up and get the laundry done. Now these machines are fancy…so fancy, that we had to have help getting it running. First you have to get it to the right “language”, for us it would be English (isn’t that nice to know?). Now it looked easy enough, but 4 of us (all English speaking) couldn’t figure it out. Finally a young cleaning lady came to our rescue and got all of us taken care of. One hour later, we now have some of the cleanest clothes we have had since the beginning of our trip…these are good machines. Washing done, all hung out to dry, and we are off to see what Albufeira is like. This is the sun belt for Portugal, and being the furthest southern point of Portugal, it faces out to the Atlantic Ocean. The beaches are wide, deep, and of golden sand. The town is built on the hillside above the beach, with access to the beach through 2 tunnels and one pedestrian walkway. Albufeira is a small town, but in the spring and summer it must just explode. There are so many bars and restaurants in town, it seems that just about every businessman owns at least one. The prices are very reasonable, the service very good, and the atmosphere is “beach resort”. This is a place we could get used to easily, but we still have places and things to see…tomorrow we are off again. I’m not sure yet, but Faro maybe our next stop.