Turned out to be a lovely sunny day. The kind of day that makes you look out the window and think, what about the beach?!?!?!? And then you think, I wonder WHICH beach I might visit today!!! And then you have a brief moment where you think how lucky you are because so many of your friends at home have to get up and go to work in the cold and the snow and the dark……and for two seconds you shiver as you recall the Monday Morning Blues and then it become clear……..any each!!!!!
Sorry about that……a tiny moment of weakness took hold of me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Barril Beach turned out to be our final choice. It included a lovely walk to and from the “mainland”. It was close to Tavira, and we had an errand or two to run there AND one of our favourite restaurants is there, Zeca Bica.
There is extensive work happening on the beach. Apparently they are placing very large pipes into the sand to reduce the amount of erosion and protect the island. It’s quite unsightly right now but if it does the job, I’m all for it. I expect they are working to get it accomplished before the tourist season starts. In any case, we enjoyed a lovely walk in the sand.
Marc and I headed up to the patio of the restaurant near the beach to enjoy a coffee while Pat and Gary stayed behind to enjoy a few extra minutes in the sand……then eventually joined us. How marvellous it is to be able to do this at whatever pace we like.
We meandered back the trail, which is about 2 kms, then onwards to Tavira. Once in town, we found parking then headed off to dine at Zeca Bica, a place we like to go at least a couple of times during our time here. Never a bad meal and today was no exception.
By mid afternoon there was quite a cloud cover but still relatively warm which motivated us to take a long lovely walk about in the older town of Tavira. I am continually impressed with the building style, the use of colour and decoration.
A marvellous Monday……..no blues anywhere in sight, unless you count the sky!!!!!!