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That night we went out and experienced the nightlife with everyone from the hostel. Being such a small town, the bars and places to eat were all very close together which made things very easy.
The next day we woke up and decided we wanted to do the kayak tour, through a few of the grottos and around the entire peninsula. Thankfully the sun was shining today but there was a bit of a ...
... and steep, steep climbs....I doubt that stilettos are a big seller over here! We wandered and climbed and climbed to lookouts - miradouro - not doing anything in particular but just soaking up the great atmosphere. I really love this place, and could see immediately why Kate suggested this trip. Her Portugese served us very well throughout and it feels good to have one person who can communicate so easily - ...
... about a 30 minute walk we found ourselves at the Praia do Camilo which is a world famous beach.
On the way we found a nice little shop to get a few ciders for the hot walk. Once we arrived the golden sands were stunning and it had a uniquely african feel to it from the surrounding rock formations in the cliffs.
It was spectacular and had hand dug tunnel through the rock, which led to another portion of the beach. We hired an umbrella for ...
The first stop of Portugal and our first beach of the trip! The surprise chill of Seville and Grenada had us longing for this leg of the trip. Albufeira is apparently known for being a "club town" but we were there in the off season and oh man, the tumbleweeds were rollin'.
We were the only people staying ...
... up on the weather and left). We make it as far a Faro (about 15 miles), when Kathleen decides she has had enough. I must admit, it is very windy, I do not think I have been on a motorcycle in such high winds. We turn around and return to Quateira.
Something tells me the scooter is not going to be a success.
Once back, we get into conversation ...