One of the downsides of living close to the beautiful beaches of the Western Algarve is the Tourist Season or as we have aptly named it “The Terrorist Season” Portuguese, Spanish, French and a handful of British Tourists descend on this normally quiet and as yet unspoilt area from mid July to the end of August.
It’s great for the local economy, please don’t get me wrong – but some tourists are so inconsiderate and completely oblivious to others, it’s absolutely unbelievable. Perhaps it’s just my Victor Meldrew streak surfacing.
As I write this entry for my blog there is music blaring at full blast from the villa behind us “What a feeling” Yes, what a feeling – I feel ready to scream!!. It’s 33C plus so I am reluctant to shut the windows. The choice is ‘roast’ piglet or be subjected to the loud music. Either way, I am becoming tetchy and ready to scream out of the window “Turn the B music up I can’t quite hear it”
Hmmm that’s definitely a Victor moment!
This is during the day. At night, we have a different kind of nuisance. Teenagers are screaming and shouting until 2-3am in the morning and again playing loud music. We lay in bed exhausted, trying to get some sleep but we hover on edge of sanity; every fiber of our being tense in anticipation as to what will happen next.
Silence, at last, pheww they have gone to bed. Screech – Crash – Bang – BANG – Scream! How long do we have to endure this continual assault on our ear drums? My nerves are in shreds and the ‘terrors’ have only been here 4 days. Eventually, just before dawn there is silence. Time to catch up on some beauty sleep!
We are relatively early risers and usually surface at around 7am. At the moment, the only time we seem to get any respite from the noise is from 7am until around 11am. Then they (the tourists in villa behind) turn the music on full blast to accompany their breakfast. The villa opposite where the “screechers” are holidaying, do not surface until 12ish. I am hatching a plan already!.
Do you think we could be forgiven for purchasing a couple of Vuvuzelas to create our own “peace offering” in this window of opportunity?
What would you do?