Hotel Solar da Oura
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... I love breakfast buffets. I think it is because I am a poor college student, but I just love being able to eat large amounts of good food. I ate so many tomatoes and pineapples it wasn't even funny. After filling myself (and grabbing a sandwich for lunch), we headed for the Beach (each). Upon arrival, we took a sail boat tour along the coast of Lagos. I love boats. BOATS BOATS BOATS [how I met your mother reference]. There ...
OK, so we didn't go to Portugal to lay on the beach, that much is true, but after the thunder and lightning last night and torrential rains this morning I have to say it wouldn't hurt if it brightened up a bit! We started out this morning for Monchique, a town in the mountains but decided that the possibility of flash floods and road closures or just not being able to SEE on the winding mountain roads were not worth the effort. Especially to arrive and try to ...
... a well wasted morning.
Speaking of wasted - I decide to give Estoi one more chance on the way back to Cabanas, it IS on our way. I read a bit more about the Roman Ruins there and it seems that if they do indeed exist and we can find them they sound impressive!
We DO find them. Driving from the Loule direction we come to Milreu before even entering Estoi.
Fenced off and (OMG!) an entrance ticket, Melreu it seems will be a ...
... Ria Formosa Parque Nacional. From there you can walk or take a small train which leads to Praia de Barril (Barrel Beach) on the ocean side of the island. We walk across (gotta keep wearing off all those Cappuccinos and tarts!), and come out to a fairly big complex which seems kind of out of place in a National Park. However, it seems the buildings (or their predecessors) have been there for 150 years. This spot used to be a summer camp ...
... mugs – we came pretty close to going round the clock from when we left London, sleep was more than welcome when it arrived.
As the following day was a scorcher and our bodies were back on schedule after an early flight and Xmas festivities we headed out for a day of sightseeing. First up was a walk along the water front taking in all the people and the bridge, ...
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