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The Old and the New

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I encountered this gentleman herder when I was on the road to the out of the way lovely Ingrina Beach in the western Algarve west of Lagos.

In the background you can see the modern wind turbines and in the foreground the herder and his flock. His goats and sheep follow him and his dog through the scrub grass and fields foraging for something to eat.

What a wonderful example of the "old and the new"! The old way of herding and the new method of harnessing energy.

There are many little advertised beaches in this area. They are rugged, clean , and offer lots of activities. Each beach has a restaurant on site or near-by.

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