My wonderful, adorable husband surprised me again this morning when, after laundry, house-cleaning, and remaking the beds, announced that he would like to accompany me on my pre decided hike up the mountain. I believe he was possessed overnight!!!
I’ve been trying to find out the name of the small “mountain” range around the Estoi area and I believe it’s the Serra de Monte Figo. It extends along the municipalities of Olhão, Faro, Loulé and São Brás de Alportel, which in my estimation, includes Estoi as it sits in the middle of all of that. In any case, it will be for me!
Both of us enjoyed every moment of the hike and by the time we wound our way back down the mountain and into the village square, we had accomplished 7,40 km. I’m very proud of Marc as I know that walking is not his favourite thing and he is doing this for me. It hasn’t gone unnoticed!
We ended up in the square in Estoi shortly after noon, which is a bit early for lunch here however the prato do dia appealed to us and we were ravenous. Also, our friends Susie and Gus were supposed to stop by and we wanted to have a visit with them. Sadly we had to cut it short as we had to go to Faro to run an errand but, we will see them again soon.
It’s been another glorious day for us even if our afternoon errand did turn out to be a colossal waste of time. It was wasted time standing in the Portuguese sunshine, daydreaming as we looked up and the clear blue sky we have come to love and chatting with each other. Now that I’ve written that, I see it wasn’t wasted at all!!
p.s the feature shot today is of swallows nests…….soon they will return in abundance and as they will return to previous nests, it’s nice to see they all haven’t been knocked down.