Through the Car Windows.
We arrived at our holiday destination around Friday Midnight, after plane take-off delays and waiting for hire car longer than we needed because we hadn’t cottoned on to the “Take-a-ticket-and-get-served-in-order-protocol” , as the bloke behind us had. Our first glimpse of the ‘Worms’ roundabout came to weary but excited eyes. Those worms would crop up again on our excursions during the following few weeks.
In fact, they showed up later on the first full day, as we popped out to a local supermarket to shop for salad and wine for the daytimes’ lunches.
During following days and evenings we would pass the Worms often, sometimes getting a quick glimpse of their tails meandering over the grass islands that divide lanes in the road!
I was often secretly frustrated at not being able to yell, ” STOP A MINUTE! ” but it would have p … er annoyed peops had I done so as frequently as I wanted :lol: even though they offered, so I took quick, sometimes rather blurry shots through the car windows to make a collection of Portuguese Travel Memories.
We started from here, outside the house , where the cars were parked …..
….. and often went to the ‘Worms’ roundabout to begin with but that is where my sequencing of ‘through-the-windows’ snapshots ends. What follows is a hotchpotch of views I gathered on various rides around.
In our wanderings I noted that the variety of decorated roundabouts that were a feature of past visits were still there; familiar land marks from past years’ travels.
So much that puts you in Portugal, catches the eyes … trees and buildings, old and new …
Delightfully, there were ubiquitous potteries …..
… and new blocks of flats were often painted in soft colours matching the skies.
Their tidy plantings and pristine outlines contrasted oddly with surrounding countryside, often higgledy-piggledy wild, and overgrown, and filled with orange groves and lilting yellow Mimosas, and Eucalyptus trees. There were also Cork oak trees. We found many of them near Monchique in the woods surrounding another rather fine restaurant!
This last picture I took as Dom and I walked to o new [ for us ] restaurant we all found, which was near to our home dwelling. When we found eating places we liked , we returned. There was a lot of eating on this holiday!
I’ll leave you here for now.
Anne ….. April, 2018