Although there was a gypsy market in Moncarapacho today we opted instead to head to the Faro Beach. Next Sunday, being the second Sunday of the month, the Estoi market will be happening and we would much sooner walk down through the village and peruse that particular market. It’s always been our favourite.
The Praia de Faro is a beautiful sandy beach which extends for 10 km. We enjoyed a lovely walk basking in the sunshine and breathing deeply of the sea air.
There really isn’t much more to say about our day except to let the few photos speak for themselves. Sadly my camera battery died shortly after we arrived but, a few photos is better than none at all!
And yes, there were a few people in the water.
We wandered westward for about 3 km or so then veered off and eventually wound our way down into the small fishing village that hugs the land between the beach and the “mainland” side. Not a soul in sight, we virtually had the boardwalk to ourselves and the occasional dog, seemingly bored with our presence as the ignored us totally.
Something we love to do from time to time while visiting the Faro Beach is to head to Wax Restobar, and it’s wonderful seaside terrace. It almost doesn’t matter what you eat as the view is amazing but happily the food is great also. We had determined that with it being Sunday it was most probably going to be packed and therefore figured, let’s walk by, check out the sign for open/closed and come back some day during the week. We walked up to the terrace and the waiter nodded to us that the place was packed, which we expected however, just as we turned to walk away a couple stood to leave and the waiter called to us…..propitious? You’d better believe it.
And here we are yet again. The day is closing around us as the sun moves lower in the sky casting late afternoon/early evening shadows on the face of Mertola, the apartment next door to us. Our fire is blazing, the scent of orange flavoured bouillon filling the air (I see a risotto in our future), and as it’s shortly after 17h00, I do believe I will soon be hearing the sound of a cork popping. Want to join us for a cinq à sept????