Palmeiras De Santa Eulalia
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... in another beautiful country.
To be honest about Lagos, there is not a huge amount to do apart from sit on a beach and enjoy the nightlife. But to be fair, both of those are very good. We just came a little unlucky having arrived in a couple of overcast days with the water being very cold.
Once at the lighthouse at the end of the peninsula you could see the beach around the corner, Dina told me that that was the beach that Madeleine Mccann had gone ...
... 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 - ...
... the eroding hills to try and get a good picture of the beach which we managed quite well before walking back towards the town of Lagos. On the way back we ran into a supermarket and considering we had cooked the last 2 nights. We decided to grab some chicken so Dina could do the cooking tonight.
We made it back to the hostel after once again getting lost in the confusing streets for a bit. Finally we were able to check into the hostel and actually ...
... 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 ...
... to visit Gordon and Kath, on the motor scooter, but, the weather is too poor for a 50 mile round trip. Instead, we walk to Lidl to buy Pizza for this evening, and get thoroughly soaked in the process, when the drizzle turns to driving rain.
We manage a Skype call to Gary, Gabriel and Susana in Aberbyjan, and a call to Charlotte to wish her happy birthday.
Not even a photograph to show!