Monday, March 24, 2014

Exploring Portimaio

After my long long long journey and a long and deep sleep, we were ready to explore Portimaio. Palm trees everywhere, I sure do love their climate better than ours!

There was a long pier with a light house at the end. We walked all the way up to the light house. I remembered how much I love the ocean, how much I love water, how much I love listening to the surf, and feeling the wind in my hair. Well, at least I did love the wind in my hair once I bought some hair ties. Yeah, that was another thing I forgot in my 'traveling light' quest. But easily fixed at one of the beach stores.

There were people out surfing. When I was a teenager I used to wind surf, but not on the ocean, just on some local waters. I still remember the first day when I was learning, I fell in the water soooooo many times! It got better after a day, and I really enjoyed it.

Portimaio was protected by a fortress. After walking the pier we visited the fortress and had tea in a cafe up there. Quite a number of steps to make it up to the top!

We rewarded ourselves for the climb by finding our very first Portuguese geocache!

Looks like they don't want any oil drilling in the Algarve. Can't say I blame them.

We felt very safe being protected by this big canon!

Lovely harbour. But look at the clouds. It was not a particularly warm day, so much for expecting a sunny climate. Still beats our home climate though ^^

So many flowering trees! We sure did NOT miss the snow!

1 comment:

Elaine said...

It's beautiful! What made you choose Portugal?
I also was wondering why there were no kids in your pics, then realized the reason!