Is there anything more special than a European Market on a Saturday. The Loule market in the Algarve is a busy bustling market, with the smells of fresh fish, herbs, and vegetables. The locals are all there bargaining with the stall owners, checking out the fish to make sure it was caught that morning. Lots of life happening here.
My darling husband likes nothing better than to drive right up to the centre of the town, market, castle and hope to find a parking spot. I just hope he doesn’t run over any of the locals, tourists, horses, or police officers trying to direct traffic. And sure enough there isn’t any parking, so we have to go around the round about again. All while people are sitting in the little cafes and on the steps of the historic market watching.
Jim was amazed at the Portugal wines and ports that were being sold for 5 euros a bottle. How could he resist. Our other purchase was the biggest almond meringue tart/cookie I had ever seen and tasted like heaven.
From here we headed over to visit Doug and Lindsey at their place in Rocha Brava beside the town of Carvoeiro. Their place is nestled on top of the cliffs with a short walk down to a beautiful beach. Blue sky, blue water, red cliffs everywhere you looked.
A lovely walk along the beach and over the cliff top before heading down to the bustling town for a Portuguese dinner overlooking the beach before we headed home.