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... mushy old ones we see in the 'olive bars' at the grocery stores back home, these are superb! So we buy some more - we already have a bag at home from Mertola, but we vow to eat every last one before leaving Portugal.
We also visit the castle in Loule, and although quite restored it doesn't command a hill and sits in town surrounded by buildings and is somewhat diminshed due to this. Still, including at 'CP' break accompanied by ...
Well, it's been a week since my last post - what a nice holiday! I am going to bring things up to date with what's gone on since then. We are now in a house in Aljezur, but this post is mostly about what went before we got here.
We went east and now we day trip west from Tavira - 1st stop is Olhao a fishing town.
We start at the big harbour, still inside the barrier islands, it's mostly boats up to about 40 ft. Too shallow and narrow ...
... look for 'Flor De Sal' The local industry of producing sea salt from the salt pans that encircle the castle and village. Flor de Sal (or the Salt Flower) is the cream of the crop - almost literally! At the local factory we are educated in the process of salt farming. The coarse sea salt they produce which is widely sought for cooking is harvested from the bottom of the salt fields 3 times a season (July to September), raked into piles at the side of each pan ...
... hallway is a painting that I' m sure is Amy Winehouse. There are also large tapestries, the one on the stairway must be 20 feet wide. The dining room ceiling is made of an intricate wood design.
We wandered next door to the beautiful castle garden where flowers are in full aromatic bloom before heading downhill. We passed an excavation in progress, again a product of the Phoenicians. Reaching the river, Rio Gilao, we walked along the ...
... Albuferia. However, it wasn’t until halfway through the bus ride to the town centre that Bryce realised the camera was still sitting in the overhead luggage space on the train, despite frantic calls from the hotel to the Faro station (where the train terminated) the camera was gone, along with the photos from Bruges – lesson learnt! We checked into the brilliant apartment (which was dirt cheap) and had a spa to relax, New ...
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