A Leisurely Hike in the Country

Another lovely sunny day for us and all three of us feeling a bit tired from our recent time in Spain so Françoise and I opted to do a very gentle hike nearby while Marc opted to stay and work on his collage and enjoy a little solitude.

Fonte de Benémola is a natural spring that continues to flow even in the hottest and driest weather in the Algarve, and this lovely spot still has lush vegetation along the stream banks when the rest of the landscape is brown and arid.

The site was designated to protect its wildlife in 1991, and the well-trodden circular walk around the reserve is easy to follow and not too taxing. A gentle stroll will take around one and a half hours, perfect for an initiation with Françoise!


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