Six word Saturday

It may not be the biggest…

….or oldest, but Carnaval, Altura style, is still a whole lot of fun.  At this coastal village in the Eastern Algarve, the audience, and especially the children, are every bit as much a part of the show as the cast of characters, both on and off the floats.  The enthusiasm is hugely infectious.

I found it equally impossible to resist the boisterous charms of Carnaval at Loule, the big one, but I have shared most of my photos on my Restlessjo Facebook page.  I was invited along on a photographic walk with Dave Sheldrake, a successful Algarve photographer and a very nice chap.  If you want to see how the professionals do it, have a look on his wife Alyson’s Algarve blog.

Meantime, have a great weekend,  and don’t forget your six words for Debbie.  I’ll be back with a walk on Monday.


  1. I have not been able to access your blog since the first of this year and I don’t know what was wrong. Thankfully I can now get on to your blog…you have shared so much that I’ve missed and I’m having a great time catching up on each of your delightful posts. I’m not going to leave a comment on each one but do know that I’ve gone back all the way to this post and have had a marvelous afternoon catching up. 😀


    1. Heavens! That’s a long way back! Much appreciated, Karen. 🙂 🙂 WordPress plays some strange tricks sometimes. I’ve ‘seen’ you on Facebook and not thought any more of it. Sorry!


  2. Looks like so much fun Jo. I definitely want the corn on the cob outfit! Perhaps it is the farm girl in me that makes it so appealing. Love the smiling faces and the inclusion of the children.


    1. I love corn on the cob, Meg. 🙂 🙂 Never have enough here to freeze. Slightly squiffy tonight because we’ve been entertaining the neighbours. Glad I wrote most of tomorrow’s walk this morning.


  3. I think I’d like a small village one as much as the biggies. Why don’t I know about Altura, have you posted about it before? Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend darling x:-)x


    1. Very much so, darlin! You have room to breathe, for one thing. 🙂 🙂 We’ve just kicked the neighbours out, having invited them for a teatime drink. Walking around Santa Luzia and dinner in the village this morning. Yesterday was an international cycling event and Mick got very excited about his free hat. Worn out, but very nicely 🙂 You?


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