The other day I mentioned that somebody had told me about a new trail and I couldn’t find it……..that I was going to go back and look again…….well, today Marc and I set out and it’s amazing what a second set of eyes can do!!!
The Trail of Eagles……a totally new, and wonderful route, to climb to the top of São Miguel, a favourite route of ours as it’s not far from home, can be done in just under two hours, and is demanding without being too demanding! We were both thrilled to have found it and to discover how wonderful it was.
The birds were calling out to us the entire hike, not always in an endearing way! I think we started a few grouse on the way up, and a couple of times they startled us.
All in all a great expedition for both of us and of course an appetite builder. We headed into Moncarapacho and discovered that most places were closed today, typical Monday in the Algarve. We did find a place open, one we had visited and enjoyed a couple of years ago and we weren’t disappointed…….frango español….Spanish chicken. (Forgot to take a photo). We received an entire tray stacked with succulent tasty chicken smothered in home made fries!!!! We made a dent but couldn’t possibly finish it.
Funny story….we were having lunch and realized that once the Portuguese workmen left, the patio was occupied with us Canadians, three French people, a British man, and his young son. We couldn’t help but hear conversations and the young boy was quite chatty. He suddenly announced to his father…….”I know a French word”. The Father asked what it was and the boy replied “derrière” then went on to say that it means “bottom”. The Father asked him how he knew that and the little boy replied, “because Mommy told me that she always had to clean the derrière of the old woman she looks after”. Maybe you had to be there but my goodness it was funny in the moment.
And with that, a walk around Moncarapacho, the skies opened and home we headed.
The Pousada near us is currently undergoing a paint job………we woke up to scaffolding this morning and can’t wait to see the fresh paint being applied. I sure hope they keep the original colours.