29 km for Izzy’s 29th

 

Did it, enjoyed it and completely amazed at how quickly we can adapt when we’re challenged.

 

@izzy_engelhardt and I ran just over 29km for her 29th birthday, pretty much non stop in 3 and a half hours.

☀️Our route was a perfect piece of Portugal. 🌳It’s actually our favourite bike route for out of season guests.

⛱Starting out we climbed sand dunes, followed old fishermen trails between wild west coast beaches before running inland alongside (sometimes in it) a river ,through green, leafy valleys to the sleepy village in the hills. In nearly 30km we saw a couple of 🎣fishermen precariously placed on the cliff edge, 4 mountain bikers, a couple walking and a few locals on dirt bikes.

BUT: Besides the nature, the ultimate reason why this simple sport is so good wherever you are:

Running for any distance at ease is a great solace for the mind. 🧘‍♀️

It tunes out the negatives of everyday life and like a moving meditation, nurtures the positives and improves your outlook – on everything. On days I run I am heaps more productive, am in a much better mood and generally a much nicer person.😅

Basically it’s insurance for everyone that I keep running.🤟

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☀️Our second instalment on our 60 second adventures we play Glide and Seek🐚 
Stand up paddleboarding is possibly the closest we’ll get to walking on water, granting freedom to explore between secluded beaches and bays, barely accessible even in a little boat.

With nature at play, this location is all about timing. When the conditions are right, the rugged wave swept coastline transforms into a serene world of crystal clarity. Hundreds of seabirds perched on the craggy outcrops watch as we paddle past rocky pinnacles, between azure grottos and through caves and caverns. 

Paddling inside, the water turns translucent turquoise where the sun filters through giant skylights like eyes to the sky. 

We wait for perfect conditions. With even a little wave, it’s a different world and a constant reminder that nature is boss. Again; thanks to @procamfilms for scaling seamounts, launching the drone from 10ft sups and flying through skylights to get the best shots. #sup #standuppaddle #activeholiday #burgau #algarve #wanderlust #travel #redpaddleco #bloggerlife #travellifestyle #workabroad #travelbug #takethescenicroute

☀️Our second instalment on our 60 second adventures we play Glide and Seek🐚
Stand up paddleboarding is possibly the closest we’ll get to walking on water, granting freedom to explore between secluded beaches and bays, barely accessible even in a little boat.

With nature at play, this location is all about timing. When the conditions are right, the rugged wave swept coastline transforms into a serene world of crystal clarity. Hundreds of seabirds perched on the craggy outcrops watch as we paddle past rocky pinnacles, between azure grottos and through caves and caverns.

Paddling inside, the water turns translucent turquoise where the sun filters through giant skylights like eyes to the sky.

We wait for perfect conditions. With even a little wave, it’s a different world and a constant reminder that nature is boss. Again; thanks to @procamfilms for scaling seamounts, launching the drone from 10ft sups and flying through skylights to get the best shots. #sup #standuppaddle #activeholiday #burgau #algarve #wanderlust #travel #redpaddleco #bloggerlife #travellifestyle #workabroad #travelbug #takethescenicroute
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☀️🌵Introducing OceanBlue’s 60 seconds of Adventure. We’ve made 6 short stories, exploring some of the activities on offer from our little hideaway on the hill🌳☀️

🐟On our first 60 second adventure we walk and swim the beautiful south. Baby blue skies, aquarium clear waters, spinning shoals. Only us and our two towels above the tide line. 🏝️

The old fishermen’s routes form a myriad of trails connecting our hilltop with craggy cliffs, leafy valleys, and quiet coves eventually linking villages, shady lunch stops and perfect swim spots. 
Thanks to @procamfilms, amazing footage, impeccably capturing why we are spellbound with this perfect parcel of Portugal.

☀️🌵Introducing OceanBlue’s 60 seconds of Adventure. We’ve made 6 short stories, exploring some of the activities on offer from our little hideaway on the hill🌳☀️

🐟On our first 60 second adventure we walk and swim the beautiful south. Baby blue skies, aquarium clear waters, spinning shoals. Only us and our two towels above the tide line. 🏝️

The old fishermen’s routes form a myriad of trails connecting our hilltop with craggy cliffs, leafy valleys, and quiet coves eventually linking villages, shady lunch stops and perfect swim spots.
Thanks to @procamfilms, amazing footage, impeccably capturing why we are spellbound with this perfect parcel of Portugal.
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💙Huge thanks to all of you that made OceanBlue 22 a truly fantastic year ⭐️

💙Huge thanks to all of you that made OceanBlue 22 a truly fantastic year ⭐️ ...

Happy birthday to this one - can’t believe she chose a boat day😅

Happy birthday to this one - can’t believe she chose a boat day😅 ...

🧭Some places get all the limelight….. we 💙 the ones that don’t. #portugal #algarve #active #standuppaddle #sup #travel #explore #wanderlust #postcardsfromtheworld #journey

🧭Some places get all the limelight….. we 💙 the ones that don’t. #portugal #algarve #active #standuppaddle #sup #travel #explore #wanderlust #postcardsfromtheworld #journey ...

🔱Gold and emerald💎 …. one of those days in the caves where time and tide stood still⭐️⭐️
The SeaSafari diary is filling up fast so drop me a message if you want to book on for this summer. #algarve #summer22 #portugal #lagoswhat2do #wanderlust #explore #boatlife #redpaddleco @cheetahmarine #burgau #postcardsfromtheworld #travel

🔱Gold and emerald💎 …. one of those days in the caves where time and tide stood still⭐️⭐️
The SeaSafari diary is filling up fast so drop me a message if you want to book on for this summer. #algarve #summer22 #portugal #lagoswhat2do #wanderlust #explore #boatlife #redpaddleco @cheetahmarine #burgau #postcardsfromtheworld #travel
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🏝Can you believe these sand islands appear like magic for a few hours each day? Just a short hop from our local harbour if you want to explore with us off the map.☀️ @fillandrefillvail #portugal #algarve #oceanblue #wanderlust #travel #travelblogger #traveladdict #postcardsfromtheworld #summer

🏝Can you believe these sand islands appear like magic for a few hours each day? Just a short hop from our local harbour if you want to explore with us off the map.☀️ @fillandrefillvail #portugal #algarve #oceanblue #wanderlust #travel #travelblogger #traveladdict #postcardsfromtheworld #summer ...

☀️Stay gold☀️ another beautiful morning exploring the caves from the catamaran #portugal #algarve #burgau #activeholiday #travel #wanderlust #postcardsfromtheworld #travelbug #exploring #redpaddleco #travelphotography #travelreel

☀️Stay gold☀️ another beautiful morning exploring the caves from the catamaran #portugal #algarve #burgau #activeholiday #travel #wanderlust #postcardsfromtheworld #travelbug #exploring #redpaddleco #travelphotography #travelreel ...

☀️Saturday cruising the caves🐠 #algarve #travel #explore #activeholiday #wanderlust #postcardfromtheworld #portugal #lagosportugal #burgau @cheetahmarine #lagoswhat2do @redpaddleco @katieclapton @larasmrtnik

☀️Saturday cruising the caves🐠 #algarve #travel #explore #activeholiday #wanderlust #postcardfromtheworld #portugal #lagosportugal #burgau @cheetahmarine #lagoswhat2do @redpaddleco @katieclapton @larasmrtnik ...

A great shot on our SeaSafari yesterday in the lagoons, so contrasting to the cliffs and caves of nearby Ponta and perfectly showing the diverse landscape of this wonderful corner of the Algarve. It’s also great to be back working with @procamfilms 
These guys have been shooting the boats for us since 2015 and it’s incredible to see how the skills, tech and styles have developed…. lots more on this to follow  #portugal #algarve #lagosportugal #boat #cheetahcatamaran #activeholidays #wanderlust #postcardsfromtheworld #oceanblue #boatlife #boat #superportugal #algarvecoast

A great shot on our SeaSafari yesterday in the lagoons, so contrasting to the cliffs and caves of nearby Ponta and perfectly showing the diverse landscape of this wonderful corner of the Algarve. It’s also great to be back working with @procamfilms
These guys have been shooting the boats for us since 2015 and it’s incredible to see how the skills, tech and styles have developed…. lots more on this to follow #portugal #algarve #lagosportugal #boat #cheetahcatamaran #activeholidays #wanderlust #postcardsfromtheworld #oceanblue #boatlife #boat #superportugal #algarvecoast
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Monday morning sessions #active #activeholiday #algarve #fitness

Monday morning sessions #active #activeholiday #algarve #fitness ...

Hello Jello. After 3 seasons my beloved GoPro7 has finally died. Time for an upgrade? ☀️ #gopro10 #portugal #gopro #algarve #lagos #jellyfish #burgau

Hello Jello. After 3 seasons my beloved GoPro7 has finally died. Time for an upgrade? ☀️ #gopro10 #portugal #gopro #algarve #lagos #jellyfish #burgau ...

☀️So..... September 🧡 #stillsummer #algarve #portugal #burgau #swim #ripcurl @oceanbluekid #travel #active #activeholiday #ocean #wildswim

☀️So..... September 🧡 #stillsummer #algarve #portugal #burgau #swim #ripcurl @oceanbluekid #travel #active #activeholiday #ocean #wildswim ...

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