Today was Lise’s last full day here in the Algarve and we deferred to her for the agenda for the day. Simply put, toes in the sand! I think that was a perfect choice given she will be returning to snow and cold. What a wonderful last memory to take home with her. And so, with that request, we decided to head off to Faro Beach for 11h00. In the interim, I decided to take a long walk here in Estoi.
Having had a full day of much-needed rain yesterday, it was interesting to see just how nurtured the earth and flora were.
Our jasmine is intoxicating and the vine full of millions of flowers about to explode..
The new olives are starting to form on the trees and I swear they were not there yesterday!!
This tall willowy flowered plant also seems to have sprung up from nowhere.
The chamomile is heavy along the roadsides and although scentless, it is quite beautiful.
The borage is starting to fade a little in colour but is still beautiful to behold..
The contrast between these two plants is striking.
A close-up of the tall blue plant that I have yet to identify. Just look at the detail of each tiny little blossom.
And I never tire of this particular shot as I head from the square towards home.
And then came the Faro Beach. The waves were pounding and quite loud today.
Look at the happy faces…..toes in the sand…..sun shining down and despite the winds, warm.
Lots of people on the beach today, most walking in small groups and animatedly chatting and laughing. Very lively place.
This fellow was busy reeling in his catch, which turned out to be about three inches long.
No need to caption this.
I loved how he was watching his rods from a distance, and his pose……..patiently waiting and hoping.
One of the local rental houses.
From the honeysuckle family I think.
I do believe these were recently repainted.
Another house tucked away in the fisherman’s village.
Obviously she is being supervised as she hangs out clothes to dry in the fresh sea wind.
This tiny little flower is not as big as your small fingernail.
A closer shot…..almost looks translucent.
Loved this patio.
We had earned our lunch as we walked quite a bit. Marc had headed back to Wax to secure a patio table.
Lise enjoying her last full day in the Algarve.
Marco, happy to have an imperial and company to share it with.
Look at our lovely friend and neighbour here in the Algarve. Diane is here now for almost a month but still have five weeks to go.
And me. Always happy to be in the sunshine.
What a grand and wonderful day culminating in a fabulour cinq a sept at Ana and Simão’s. We enjoyed the company of Pat, Gary, Andrea, Warren, Ana, Simão and David, who has returned from England. Marion was a bit worn out from the voyage today but we will see her tomorrow.
A fabulous send off for Lise, whom we shall miss. Safe travels Lise, safe return to Canada and hopefully we see you again in the beautiful Algarve.