We haven’t stopped much this past few days. Given Lise is here for only one week we are trying to show her as much as we can. That and a full day spent at Immigration trying to renew our residency cards………no success for the moment but there is still time to achieve success!!!
Yesterday we spent the late morning and afternoon enjoying the beautiful town of Tavira. I have always been enamored with it and each trip I find yet another reason to want to return, if not stay there for a month or so one of our visits.
This lone stork circled and then landed on the top of the church tower. I never tire of seeing them in and around towns.
Marc and Lise, up to no good these two!
We walked upwards, towards the castle and the gardens. I love to see what is in bloom on any given visit.
Diane, Marc and Lise posing for me under the hydrangea tree.
A bed of gorgeous yellow roses, subtle scent, just about past their prime.
This bush was sweetly scented and covered in clusters of tiny white blooms. Some of them had turned to dark blue clusters of berries.
We decided that we would head for lunch and then explore more of the town and with that in mind, headed off to Bica Zeca, which happily, was open.
My amazing fried rabbit.
Lise and Diane shared this lightly breaded fish platter.
Marc devoured his plate of bacalhau a bras.
Crossing the ancient Roman Bridge……we covered a great deal of turf in this visit, which burned off all we ate and made way for a lovely aperitif later in the day
Loved this sculpture in a store we visited.
We’re going to get her to purchase a hat eventually!
I love the sign to the right of them….it truly does speak to our visit and energetic chat with this wonderful Portuguese woman.
I know exactly those of you who will see yourself in this and the following photo. I get a kick out of this artists rendition of middle aged woman at the beach. Each year she has a different collection. I do hope she sells them all
We explored both sides of the river, wandered up and down a few of the tiny winding streets and popped in and out of a few open stores.
The mischief makers
They look way more innocent from the back!
Still life!!! or as some of our Portuguese friends say…..a Portuguese alarm system!
Love this place…..the style, colour, location etc..
You gotta love selfie mode!
Just plain and simple beauty.
These tiny tiny blossoms were growing along the edge of a water system around the local gazebo.
The turtles have returned. Lots of them enjoying the sunshine today.
Just a few of the doors and buildings that stood out to me today. I continue to love the use of colour here in Portugal.
Warmth and beauty.
This tiny plant has grown out of this minute crack in the wall.
This broken window made for a lovely natural light effect.
A guard cat???? Looked vicious!
No need to caption!
By now we were “walked out” and ready to head for home. A great day with countless belly laughs, fun conversation, new memories and lots of exercise. On the way back to the car we spotted the following……..I had to talk Lise and Diane out of a purchase!!!!