A restless night for both of us meant a slower than usual day today! I guess however that’s relative.
Marc spent the morning making a huge pot of aromatic tomato sauce with about two dozen meatballs, the place smelled heavenly. I got out the vacuum and tacked the apartment then swept the terrace and the front patio and steps and then, I grabbed my camera, the garbage, and headed up to the recycle bins.
The day kept going from blazing sun to dark threatening clouds to big fluffy cotton candy clouds. There was a wind, which at times had a bite, however no precipitation at all which allowed me to enjoy a lengthy walk.
We had a few things on our grocery list and as I said, not a lot of energy, which gave us the idea to drive into Olhão, park and walk around, which ended up including buying bread at our favourite bakery and then very spontaneously, enjoying pizza and beer on a seaside terrace. Just what the soul needed today.
Arriving home I found that I had a burst of energy and decided to take advantage and headed out for another walk, which turned into 8.5 km, great for digesting my fabulous pizza. I wandered a few farming roads/lanes that I had yet to visit since arriving and at times it felt as if I was all alone in the world. Happily the big yellow orb kept me company.
As I turned up a small farm road to head back towards the main area I noticed the Roman ruins, the hills surrounding Estoi, and the many many orange trees bending in fruit, just waiting to be picked or fall to the ground. I thought it would make a lovely closing vista for today. Enjoy!