After an easy start to the day we decided to take the coast road as we left sleepy Lagos behind. This was to try and save a bit of money on the ridiculous tolls that the government has implemented on all the freeways to try and raise much needed money. So we drove through town then turned for Faro, and the game began. My mission was to get to the car rental place with the least amount of petrol in the tank, without running out. We had 87 k's to drive and the car said we had fuel for 130 k's, although you can never be too sure. So as the k's ticked over the needle started to move. Mind you it didn't have far to move. So I babied the car along really trying hard to use as little as possible. About 30 k's from our destination the fuel light came on and I knew I was just about safe. So on came the air con and down went the foot. I tried to use as much as possible but alas, when we returned the car there was still apparently 42 k's left in the tank. Still I was pretty happy with the fact that we had travelled 960 k's through Portugal without having to fuel up, well apart from the €10 yesterday, & returned it with w*** all fuel. Still a stupid idea by the car hire mob though. But anyways on to Faro. We had to drop the car at the airport then caught the local bus in to town for a nice cheap price. We had a feed at Maccas to fill in a bit of time before checking in to our guesthouse. We then headed out to see the sites. Well this took all of 2 hours as there isn't really much to see. It's pretty small with no real attractive features. It is falling apart and seems destined to become one of those towns that had a glorious past but then was forgotten about. Very very sad. So we retired back to our room to prepare to say goodbye to Portugal tomorrow. We are backpackers again for a few days as we head into Spain on public transport then pick up a camper van for a different kind of travel. But Portugal leaves us with fond memories. A lovely country made all the better by it's beautiful & friendly people. A great country to begin our travels home in.