If I am packing for Paris or just off to the market, my camera is always in my pocket. Changing my life also changed how I see my world.
Jaw dropping historic events were launched from the equally jaw dropping beautiful beaches. Enjoy wine or coffee on cobblestoned sidewalk cafés while listening to great live music by a local busker. Amazing place for a vacation, somehow I got lucky and can call it home
Kevin 12 String playing to a veranda of happy holiday-makers
Fishermen unload the day’s catch in Lagos, Portugal
Warning, these garlicky olives are addicting, I am hooked!
Lagos gay beach at Praia Porto do Mos. Take a left at the main beach, walk 2 coves and look for the flag.
A good day’s catch? Hungry gulls escort the fishermen back into the docks at Lagos, Portugal
King Sebastião never even gets a decent statue. Founder of Lagos in the 1500s a tribute stands in the main placa in Centro Lagos.
Great place to run errands!
Swimming at Praia da Batata in October, still summer in Lagos!
The sun rises over Praia de Batatata in Centro Lagos. Soon tourists will soak in the sun where the Age of Discovery was launched.
Jaw droppingly beautiful, Praia Dona Ana in Lagos is an easy bus ride from Centro.
Praia Dona Ana, Lagos Portugal. Named “Best beach in the world” by Conde Naste Spain”
A wide beach and great cafe, keep walking, the gay beach is two coves to the left.
The Carosel, a replica of it’s 17th century ancestor, brings our the child in everyoone who visits the central placa in Historic Lagos.
A surfer at Praia do Porto de Mós
The Lagos Choir sings traditional-Portuguese-regional favorites in the Centro Plaza. Lagos, Portugal
Half kilo of big garlicy green olives from the Saturday fresh market next to the bus station. Lagos Portugal
Tying up the Coentros
Great day to be sharing the Lagos tourist train with folks from the local Misericordia Home.
Salir do Porto…and the Silver Coast
A tiny village an hour and a half north of Lisbon, Salir do Porto was my first Portugal home. A place so small you had the shepherd’s cell phone number to call him when one of his sheep wandered off into the village. Remote, with a brutal beauty of huge waves crashing against cliffs, our village was sheltered on the shores of the only natural cove on the coast. After almost 3 years, the bone chilling fog drove us south to seek a more temperate climate. I still miss the tiny little village where I felt like everyone’s eccentric American cousin, in Portugal the colder the climate, the warmer the hearts.
Louie Russo, living room concert. Great musician from Salir do Porto, Portugal.
Take a left at the Ostrich when walking to the lagoon.
Strolling the rua, a villager in
Obidos, The Original Gated Community. Located in central Portugal. http://www.anadventureabroad.com
Obidos, the original gated community Portugal.
A “Bengala Amiga”, or a friend with a cane. I share “bengala” kisses at the bus stop, gently touching canes with my bengala amigas.
I never would have gotten this in the U.S. Of course I didn’t go
View of the bay, São Martinho do Porto, Portugal
Sardinha smile. Nazaré Portgual
How can I resist? A seven skirted vendor in Nazaré, Portugal
St. Theresina’s house of refugee and wine bar, the nickname I gave our home in Salir do Porto, Portugal
Shirley, Kevin, and the Pauls rapture back until next year.
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