Six word Saturday

Isn’t it all about the mood?

I was asked this week if I never go anywhere that I don’t like.  I’m usually pretty upbeat on my travels and can almost always find something beautiful to share.  But not everywhere has the same appeal, and disappointments do arise.

A dramatic poster picture of Carrasqueira at sunset promised much.  Built on stilts, over the mud flats of the Sado estuary, the fishing village enables access to their boats for the fisherfolk.  But in the bright light of day, with the tide out and a sludge of malodorous ooze, I found it hard to love.  I don’t think my camera felt the same way, do you?

Happy weekend, and don’t forget to play Six Word Saturday!



    1. It was interesting and I was glad we went, but hot and smelly, and too many tourists. 😦 All part of the original structure, which has rotted away in the water. A more solid pier has been built over the top to hold it all together and give safe access. 🙂 🙂


  1. Hmmmm……not sure my comment posted Jo. Apologies in advance if this is a duplicate. What I said was, this is a very sad-looking spot and I hope you were able to go back when the sun was shining and the tide was in! And of course that your 6 words were perfect for it.


    1. It was a short detour on our way back down the coast, Tina, so there wasn’t really opportunity to go back. I could see what the appeal was but it didn’t live up to the hype for me. I guess I was in the wrong mood. 🙂 🙂 Thanks for your company, and no duplicate comment received so thanks for persisting.


  2. Hmm, it’s sad that the place disappointed you… my nose is twitching across the miles… Now I’ve added ‘smell’ as a parameter to google n check before heading to a place 😂🤣


  3. Jo, the odour would definitely turn me off a place … luckily we can’t smell that and as such, I rather like the photos and especially the higgledy-piggledy nature of the walkways. The mudflats remind me of Maldon when the water goes out and unkempt boats languish on the mud! An interesting topic for a post, Jo! Happy Sunday and hope you’re somewhere out walking which you adore! hugs xx ❤️🦋


    1. Hiya darlin 🤗💕 Just limped home, limp being the appropriate word, because I’m melting in a puddle. 🤣 The salt marshes here are similarly a beautiful ugly when the tide is out. It was in this morning with the subtlest of breezes.

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  4. You are so right, Jo. It is all about the mood. One place can encourage smiles one day and sadness, frustration, or disappointment the other. The weather might play a factor in this as well. We’ve also found that a “beautiful beach” and all its equivalents called “amazing”, can be quite personal. Not only do we have different moods, we have different tastes, expectations, and experiences as well. 🙂


  5. On the face of it a trifle ugly but look up and see those blue, blue skies. Now don’t you feel instantly better?


  6. It would look so different with water up the sides of the pilings, wouldn’t it? At least the camera doesn’t pass on the smell, so we can be thankful for that. 🙂 It’s so disappointing to go somewhere armed with high expectations and find something like this, even though as photos they have a certain something.



    1. I was also put off by campervans and tourists, Janet, but not quite the thing to say in 6 words. 🤔💕 We were passing close by so it didn’t really matter but sunset would have been very different. Not sure if the tourists wouldn’t still have been there though.


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