Sadly Marc was not at all feeling well again today so Françoise and I headed off for a shopping spree at the Olhão market, which is right beside the sea and without a doubt, one of the most enjoyable outdoor markets in the Algarve. We had a grand time browsing all the stalls. We bumped into Gwen, who happily took us to a couple of her favourite vendors and we did almost all our grocery shopping there. Sun, sea air and shopping……Françoise was in her glory!!! (me too I have to admit).
Beautiful fresh guava…the scent was amazing.
Eating farturas or churros.
Gwen purchasing some lovely flowers while Françoise bought the entire piri piri chilis on the corner of the table and they are now decorating our table……she is Martha Stewart in the making!!!
Look at these gorgeous olives and carrots…….the scent was amazing and I am still wishing I had bought some of them….next time for sure
What an interesting fish…
This made me laugh big time
I am suggesting my sister JoAnn learn the accordion and take Ollie, her dog, to visit the Kitchener Waterloo Market!
If only he could dance as well!
This turkey is for you Diane…..it had to be 30+ pounds.
Fresh quail…… less than a euro each
A grand day and tonight a lovely risotto with fresh peas, pumpkin, broccoli and sheep cheese, all purchased today……yummy!!!
And finally a few photos on our way back to the car.
I stared at this for quite some time…..the symmetry, colour, elegance etc.. It called out to me.
I don’t know for certain why I find this so beautiful but I do!
Elegance, decaying and crumbling but elegance none the less.
Posing on the church steeple just for me!!
And now the fire is smoldering, Marc is face-timing with a good friend in Saint Armand, Quebec, Françoise is tucked in her bed reading and all is good in the world. Tomorrow, Françoise’s first Gypsy Market………the economic situation with climb in Estoi tomorrow!!!!