Below are small fishing boats anchored in the harbour using a pulley system that apparently allows them to be pulled in to shore, rather than requiring a dinghy.
Apparently, this huge expanse of beach will be crowded as soon as the weather is better. Can you tell (from my hair) that it's rather windy? I love the mosaic patterns made in cobblestone in Portuguese cities -- they often change from block to block, providing a charming distraction as you walk along.
Here's a detail:I found Portugal so beautiful, everywhere, that it was hard to put my camera away. You couldn't go very far without finding a building covered with these azulejos, a mark of the country's Moorish past.
Now I'd better go prepare for my young visitors' (mentioned here) breakfast requests. Their uncle tired them out royally yesterday with a brilliant Amazing Race challenge that had them covering the length and breadth of the island several times over. I'll have to come up with a plan for today, although we only have a few more hours together before we take them to the ferry.
I'm also going to be preparing an Anniversary Post, with a contest (with prizes!!) and all. I've just this minute checked for a link to my first post which I thought was last July 7th and which also mentioned my young nieces and nephew. Guess how surprised I was to find out that I've missed my Anniversary already by a day!! I'll have to hustle to get something up marking it, but meanwhile here's a link to one of those first posts. And I'll get my Anniversary Contest up and running later today or early tomorrow.
So be sure to come visit me soon to find out the details. Hope you're enjoying the sunshine wherever you are.