Elusive shadows

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It was hot in the Algarve last month and I spent a lot of time searching for Shadow.  Here on the waterfront at Olhao I found a good vibe.

The island of Armona is one of my idyllic places.  Just a ferry ride away.  Sangria anyone?

The palms don’t offer much shade, and I’d have to dress up for the pousada.  Those cloisters do look inviting though.

Faro is an uber cool place for strolling.  A little arts and crafts.  Maybe even an ice cream?

When evening falls it’s still warm, and those shadows are ever more elusive.

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Is it any wonder I’m planning my next trip?  Thanks, Paula, for giving me another opportunity to share a place I love.

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    1. The rain just hit and I’m having a respite from housework. I hear it’s still in the high 30’s over there and they have the perennial problem with bush fires further north. 😦

    1. I can sympathise, Karen. I got soaked down on the Moors yesterday. Strolling along, happy with life one minute, drowned rat the next 🙂 🙂 I’ll come with you!

  1. Awesome shadows here Jo. Now this is what I miss about living in SA. Those evenings when it was still warm enough to walk around without a jacket and eat outside and listen to the cicadas and breathe in the scent of the jasmine. I’m so glad Paula gave you an excuse to post these photos. I can see why you want to spend more time in the Algarve.

    1. It must have been a hard adjustment to make, Jude. If I come back to the UK and it’s grey I’m inconsolable 😦 It does convey a mood, doesn’t it? You won’t need to visit Tavira. Between me and Gilly you’ll know every street 🙂🙂 Back there on 28th Sept for 2 weeks. Incidentally, not booked a place in Edinburgh yet. Will advise. 🙂

      1. You’d hate it! Not rural enough 🙂 Friday fountains up yet? It wasn’t when I checked earlier but I’ve been on a Ladies night since then.

      2. I don’t mind small towns. Easy access to bars and restaurants🙂
        Haven’t decided on a fountain yet, just catching up with the shadows! Been out in the garden most of the afternoon, making the most of the sunshine🙂

  2. mmmm, love all that ‘Mediterranean’/sea atmosphere with tonnes of shadows ’cause there is SUN to cast a shadow (saying someone who wears 2 layers of long sleeves in august🙂.

      1. Whoopee- France here I come! 🙂 Thank you very much.
        Incidentally- if you put Cacela Velha or Silves, or anywhere really, into the search box just below the header, it’ll bring up the relevant posts….. Maybe 🙂 🙂 Probably easier from the A-Z.

    1. Thanks sweetheart 🙂 It was one of those ‘got to take this’ shots, as the boys went ahead to some food and shade. 🙂 That was such a nice sangria! I’m not generally a fan but I’m cultivating it. 🙂

  3. Beautiful post, nicely paced! I love sangria. Now here’s a question for you, Jo: If you have to chose between a scone and an ice cream, what would it be?🙂

    1. I’ve never been a big sangria fan, Liesbet, but they had ‘white’ sangria and I’d never tried it. One afternoon, while Mick was getting a puncture fixed on the car (he gets all the good jobs 🙂 ) me and my son downed a jug in Faro and it was very pleasant. The one in my photo was better though- at a lovely beach bar on Armona.
      Probably scone but it does depend on the mood. I like savoury scones too. Mick’s the ice cream addict. 🙂

      1. oh no . . . . . really is an English summer this year isn’t it. We have had a dampish week but today has been dry. Hoped the pub lunch helped you recover x

  4. A great choice for the theme, Jo. I can see how welcome the shadows must have been.
    Faro looks great. I have been once but don’t remember much about it, apart from rain! But then it was over 20 years ago so I’m sure it must have changed.

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