Glorious Sunshine and Scents

It’s probably a direct result of all the rain we’ve had this past two days….the scent in the air.  Actually I should say scents!!!!  It is intoxicating outside with lemon verbena, olives, neshpera blossoms, orange and on and on.  Many of them you catch in passing and before your brain can identify it, along comes something else.  Absolutely marvelous.

We needed to go to Faro early morning and had thought to take a walk o the Faro beach but it turned out we were ready to head home much sooner than expected and changed our plans.  Came home, dropped some things off then headed into Fuzeta for a long walk around town and all around the beach and harbour.  In my element is putting it mildly and to boot, it hit 21.5 degrees!!!

We never seem to manage more than a few kms before one of us is asking to stop and take a few photos.

Today we explored several smaller routes in and around where we are, where friends will be staying and in the Fuzeta area.  It truly doesn’t matter how many years I’ve been coming here, I always end up with a surprise or two and end up in places least expected.  I love that aspect of exploring here.


Je veux bien le préciser car en cette journée nous somme aller à la plage, en t-shirt. Oui, monsieur!


Pour les portugais c’est l’hiver présentement mais pour Randy et moi il fait un temps radieux frisant le 20 degrés centigrades. Et puis Fuseta est tellement accueillant.

La journée à débuter avec le petit déjeuner bien ordinaire et hop! On devais rapporté la voiture à Faro. Nous l’avions loué pour les premiers jours …. finalement no avons rendus cette Fit quatre porte inconfortable pour loué une Panda de Fiat. WoW, quelle différence. Les angles morts sont plus vivants, l’espace pour les jambes plus spacieux pour le chauffeur et l’arrière sera sans aucun doute plus agréable que cette petit Fit.

Pour on s’est rendu au Jumbo de Olhão, s’est un supermarché que nous aimons bien car on y trouve absolument tout. Par contre les choses ne sont pas nécessairement aux endroits où on les met nous en Amérique. Par example l’eau distillée se trouve dans une section comprenant les trucs pour la voiture et les accessoires pour le repassage. C’est comme ça!

On s’est promené sur les routes secondaires entre le point A et le point B ce qui nous amène à trouver ici et là des fermes de chèvres par exemple. Quel joie!



Le soleil est revenu ici et avec les nuages qui ce dissipent nous pouvons dire que l’hiver s’est radieux au Portugal.


  1. What an exhilarating experience it is to have all those scents enveloping you.
    So wonderful to get and outside without winter gear.


  2. Hello Boys

    This morning ca. 11.00 I went by car to Olhão and thought: The houses here are not so bad. Suddenly I saw a dreamy old house in a private park. It was like a forgotten history. Then I saw two ladies who made photos – sorry – there where two “machos”. I started to laugh and realized that’s you. I told this adventure to Ewald and said: Certainly we will receive today some nice house-pictures from Randy and Marc. Wherever you are, I am behind you…

    Thank you, have a fine evening – and tomorrow a sunny day

    Konrad & Ewald


    1. As always mon ami…you make us smile!!!! Yes, what a lovely dreamy house it is and how I would love to see the inside…….can you work your magic on that!!!!! We are happily “at home”, dinner in the oven and lovely music playing. Hope you are both well.


  3. Randy & Marc
    I have so enjoyed your blog to date. Today brought back memories of Fuzeta and all the good times we had. I wish you could send the scents our way here in Halifax as the only scent we have is ‘cold wind”.


    1. Hey Joannie………I hope you’ve gotten your fur lined undies out of the cleaners……you need them now!!!! Yes, Fuzeta is full of wonderful memories you are correct. Maybe you’ll get back there some day. Keep warm.


  4. Très belles photos encore la maison abandonnée est bien intéressante et semble pleine d’ histoires.Le Portugais est sûrement en mode hibernation mais combien authentique
    La plage de Funesta oups Fuseta (qui est tout de même ma ville d’adoption ) est toujours magnifique encore une belle randonnée


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