Up early to do some blogging, I took a walk to the beach for some sunrise shots. With not another soul in sight, I had this remarkable seascape all to myself. The illuminated sea stacks were zen-like in their strange beauty.
After breakfast, we walked into Ferragudo for some shopping. I got into the church that was closed earlier in the week. Small and lovely with several side chapels and the chancel all having statues to the Saints. There was only one stained glass window at the back of the church of Mary. It is old and the paint is worn yet graceful and relevant with a maritime motif .
We enjoyed walking through the streets marvelling at the many ceramic tiles adorning both people’s homes and public places. Along the waterfront, fishermen were mending their nets and seagulls cried overhead. Peaceful yet busy.
Lunch, at Sueste seafood restaurant on the waterfront, was an experience like never before. We chose our fresh fish from the cooler and then watched as our waiter gutted, butterflied and grilled them right in front of us. Mon and I had the Golden Bream and Maneau and Jake had Sea Bass.
Our last afternoon in Ferragudo was spent lounging on the Villa terrace reminiscing our adventure so far and planning next moves. The wine went down easily watching the sun shimmer on the ocean. We went for dinner at 7pm at our favorite restaurant, Lux (on the resort property). Chef Mark and his wife, Carla, served up another fantastic meal. We have explored the menu fully in the three meals we have had here… everything was superb. My favorite dish of all was the goat cheese salad… it had bacon, pears, tomatoes, zucchini and lots of goat cheese drizzled with raspberry mayonnaise!
Then home to pack the suitcases. Sad to leave, this coast of the Algarve is a paradise. Tomorrow we head for Lisbon. Here are the photo highlights of Day 8 – Ferragudo lunch.