Sunny Sunday

Il a fait beau aujourd’hui en ce non jour des mères ici au Portugal. En fait, la fête des mamans ici c’est le premier dimanche de mai, la semaine dernière. Qu’à cela ne tienne nous sommes allés à notre dernier marché de gitans en ce resplendissant dimanche. C’est, comme vous le savez si vous avez lu les précédents blogs, l’une des activités que j’aime le plus. Youpi! Et cette semaine il y avait de l’activité à revendre. Estoï était buzzant d’activités. Comme vous pouvez le voir par les photos on trouve de tous aux marchés de gitans. Un grand plaisir.

Puis, puisque nous étions a Estoï nous nous sommes retrouvés au restaurant de nos amis Ana et Simon. Notre Ana était quelque peu occupé étant donné les gens qui étaient venus pour le marché ce jour-là.

On nous annonce des jours plutôt torrides pour les prochains jours. 29 degrés centigrade. Ouf! Juste à y penser je voudrais sortir de mon corps. Cela rend notre départ éminent plus facile car autant que nous aimons la chaleur et surtout le soleil nous n’aimons pas les excès

La journée s’est terminé par une par une courte visite a Tavira pour quelques emplettes que nous devions faire avant de quitter le pays.

Une autre splendide page de notre séjour s’est envolé on ne sait où exactement …. Le temps passe tellement vite.

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A scorcher of a day!!  Not even the pool provided much relief today, sadly.  Didn’t stop us from enjoying the day however as we decided to head off to Estoi and the Gypsy Market, which turned out to be packed and loads of fun and entertainment.

I started out my morning with a walk around the property.  I’m not certain I’ve mentioned it but we are living on a citrus farm with an abundance of orange varieties, lemons, grapefruit and a large fig orchard.  There are all kinds of other things growing as well…quince, apples, plums, avocados etc., but those are simply for fun, not for harvesting and income.

We headed off to Estoi around 10h30, parked at the Pousada again and walked over to the market.

As I mentioned, the market was bustling.  It seemed to be spread out and contained more vendors than usual.  We certainly enjoyed our walk about taking it all in.

We wandered for just over an hour and decided we’d had enough then headed over to the main square and Ana’s for lunch.  I had the prato do dia……cozida da grao……the boiled dinner with chick peas…….and Marc, not being fond of that, had wings and fries…..no mention of our wonderful large cold beer!!

We didn’t really feel like heading home and decided spur of the moment, to take the mountain roads and wind our way to Tavira.  We’d been debating about buying some white port to bring home with us and made the decision and new of a place there that had a phenomenal variety at a great price so off we headed.  The countryside is just amazing right now with everything either in full bloom or partial.  I can see that once the months move along the head will turn everything  brown and golden, which no doubt will still be beautiful but I’m a colour man myself!

Another great day.  We both love exploring and seeing old things and finding new.  I think I could come here over and over and not tire of the countryside, the flowers, the winding roads and all the ones yet to be explored……..which we are saving till next time.

Tomorrow threatens to be sizzling and if that turns out to be the actuality…….we have roasted chicken, fresh bread, the cooler and our beach towels all ready to throw in the car and head to the Fuzeta beach to simply hang out……treat ourselves to a cold beverage on one of the seaside patios that have sprung up and enjoy whatever breeze the Atlantic decides to send our way.

6 Comments

  1. Those so-called “useless trinkets” are sewing and embroidery supplies!

    On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 3:54 PM Two Canadian Boys Living in Portugal wrote:

    > randyandmarcportugal posted: “Il a fait beau aujourd’hui en ce non jour > des mères ici au Portugal. En fait, la fête des mamans ici c’est le premier > dimanche de mai, la semaine dernière. Qu’à cela ne tienne nous sommes allés > à notre dernier marché de gitans en ce resplendissant dimanch” >

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  2. HI, RANDY AND MARC, EVERYTHING LOOKS FABULOUS! HOW WILL YOU BRING YOURSELVES TO LEAVE?
    WISHING YOU FUN FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS!
    ANDREA

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