Carnival, for old and young alike
As always happens, I came back from Tavira with far too many photos and far too much to do! But I couldn’t let Six word Saturday pass without a wave from the kids at this year’s Carnival. I was a little greedy this year because we were there throughout the Carnival period, which starts with a children’s parade, on the Friday before Shrove Tuesday, in most of the towns and villages.
The main event in the Algarve takes place in Loule, where this year 110 years of Carnival were celebrated. I managed to go there on the Saturday and happily rain kept away for the day. Sunday in the small town of Sao Bras de Alportel was fine and sunny. On Shrove Tuesday the weather was less kind, but I managed to catch a few shots over the tops of the umbrellas in the village of Moncarapacho. We’d been walking that morning but I was still in the mood for some samba.
No one is left out- young, old or disabled, and it doesn’t matter if you’ve money to spend or not. Long may it continue!
I have some shots of the fabulous Carnival floats, but no time to post them here. I’m off to zumba and, later today, some real excitement! I have a ticket to see Vincent Sirmione and Flavia dancing in their Last Tango show. Fans of ‘Strictly’ will know how happy that makes me.
I hope you have a great weekend and can find time to join me for a Monday walk, when I’ll be taking you to see some beautiful almond blossom.