In the time leading up to people’s departure there is always that list of last minute things they might like to do that so far they haven’t been able to find the time, or ability, to enjoy.
James was itching to get to Tavira, a town close to his heart as he stayed there a few years ago and loved it, and as it would happen, Marc needed to go to the art store for supplies which happens to be in Tavria. I think you see where this is going!!!
With James and Andrée-Anne in tow, off we headed. What a perfectly wonderful day.
While the three of them perused the art store I wandered around the block. Something always catches my eye and today was no different.
The entire time I was taking these shots I could hear the lovely trilling of a bird. Turned out it was a blackbird, which surprised me as it was such a varied and beautiful sound.
Once that task was accomplished we hopped in the car and drove to a parking lot much closer to the old town and the area that we would be wandering. From there we simply wandered for quite some time to enjoy some of the towns highlights.
One of the things I have done over the years is to head to the old convent near the castle and have people pose in a particular doorway. I love the colour and the form of the structure and especially how it literally frames the person. Folks were kind enough to humour me today and I got an update of Marc and myself as well.
I so enjoy that!!! From here, more wandering as we zigzagged back towards the river and our lunch destination. Nothing ever ends up being in a straight line, especially when vivid colours keep calling out to us.
Lunch at Zeca da Bica was wonderful and I totally forgot to take photos. That’s what happens when you’re hungry and you’ve been waiting months to go there!!! You’ll simply have to trust me when I tell you we all devoured our respective plates of javili, atum, and polvo!!
We ended up running a couple of errands after lunch while Marc opted to relax on a terrace closer to our car park. By the time we arrived to connect with him he had just ordered a chá verde and we didn’t want to rush him, or be impolite so we were “forced” to enjoy a lovely glass of rosé each!!!! Such hardship. It was very warm and sunny, we were directly on the bank of the river, and what a lovely way it was to wile away an hour, and simply relax with friends.