Today I got a full serving of vitamin D directly from the source. A happy man I am!!!!
Once our laundry was hanging outside and breakfast was a thing of the past, Patricia, Gary and I headed off to conquer São Miguel. Marc was feeling a bit inspired and stayed home to paint.
The sun felt so wonderful on our skin after the last two weeks of constant rain or drizzle.
Patricia and Gary, enthusiastic for the hike and thrilled with the temperatures.
The new medronho (strawberry fruit) fruit is starting to grown in clusters. Scentless at this point but still beautiful to behold.
Many flowers still blooming and quite a few new ones showing up. In a couple of sunny days the mountains will undoubtedly be a maze of colour.
My selfie at the top of São Miguel.
These very tiny daffodils were dancing in the breeze and down the side of the mountain making photo taking a bit of a challenge.
This was some sort of hyacinth but a vine type. Quite beautiful in colour.
This very delicate blossom reminded me a bit of bridal veil…….lots of it on the southern side of São Miguel
I can’t tell you how much we enjoyed this excursion following our recent spate of storms.
Once done we headed home to collect Marc and head off for lunch. Monday’s many restaurants in Portugal are closed, which makes finding a place that interests us as bit challenging. Our first few choices were closed and as luck would have it, one of our favourites in Fuzeta was open.
You will have to take my word for it that the Frango No Churrasco (chicken on the grill) was fabulous. A typical marinade mixture of olive oil, white wine, garlic, bay leaf, lemon juice and paprika is used and when ordered they remove it from the marinade and grill it. The paprika is obviously a hot one as it leaves the lips tingling. Very very good. Once lunch was done we headed to the sea for a walk along the boardwalk and beach. How could we not on a day like this.
This door was open and I could see the inner foyer. The tilework and the glass in the inner door was quite lovely.
This fellow was rowing this tiny boat all the way out the harbour to the open water. He was none to happy that I took his photo!!!! Mea culpa!!
You can see how “unoccupied” the beach was.
Me sporting my windblown look!!
Happy simply to be out in the sunshine and beside the sea. Good thing here is that no matter how warm it is, you can count on a breeze next to the open sea.
Marc collecting ideas for more art. Figure seaweed to show up soon!!!
Miss Patricia and her very happy toes!!!!!!
Gary and Pat,happy to see sunshine and sea again.
This lovely egret was watching a few clammers suspiciously.
I love this shot……..captures the mood of the day…….tranquil and happy
Laundry was dry by the time we arrived home and hey, it’s almost five o’clock and I do believe that might be gin and tonic time…….just saying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!