Faro is not a town that Marc is very enamored with, and to be honest, other than driving past it to go the beach from time to time, I don’t think he had been there this trip. He had wanted to make a visit to a shop in Faro to seek out easels and given that wasn’t very far from the old town we decided to stay and enjoy lunch, a complete change of pace for us and a totally new venue.
I have always enjoyed the town, especially the harbour area and the old quarters, therefore it felt quite lovely to be aimlessly walking around having a look at a few old the old buildings while seeking out a restaurant.
Our choice of restaurant was pleasant enough, and the food quite enjoyable, however it IS in the tourist area and with that comes higher prices. We knew that going into the old town so instead of whining about it, we enjoyed every moment of the newness of the situation, the sunshine, the breeze, each others company, and finally the tasty meal.
On the way home we had determined that today was the day we were finally going to stop at the tiny shop along the highway that we’ve been wanting to visit for several years as they sell fresh strawberries ( morangos).
The scent in the roadside stand was amazing. Your brain was instantly infused with the sweet smell of perfectly ripe strawberries! The large basket was 4 euros. Maybe I can hint for French toast tomorrow morning!!!!!
Home found me heading for the pool with my kindle and iPod in hand while Marc changed into his “work clothes” and set up shop on our front terrace.
It’s been a another lovely day with magnificent sunshine however we have had a wind front move in over the Algarve with coastal wave warnings. I’m thinking tomorrow might be a good day to head to the beach just to check out the waves. In the meantime, it’s almost G&T time, we have left over lamb to enjoy for dinner, and life as these two boys know it, is grand and wonderful.