Our penthouse is only about 400 yards from the Praia Grande beach, so we took a walk along the beach before meeting Alice later in the morning.
As we walked down the stairs that lead to the sand we discovered a nice beach cafe, Restaurante Praia Grande . In fact there are a total of 3 little cafes along this small beach.
I just love these twin lighthouse's that sit at the mouth of the Arade River where it goes into the Atlantic Ocean. The lighthouse on the left is in Ferragudo and the one on the right is in Portimão .
From here you can also see the city of "Portimão" on the other side of the Arade River.
Now I've seen a lot of castles in my travels, but this is a first for me. A castle on the beach!
(That's Portimão in the distance)
I ordered my two new favorite's....a Galão and a Pastel de Nata! Remember the Pastel de Nata is that great little tart filled with custard I had the morning before. A Galão is a Portuguese hot drink made of espresso and foamed milk served in a tall glass. I don't like coffee, but this is made with only one-quarter coffee and three-quarters milk......YUM!
Well, Alice has just arrived and it's time for us to head up into the mountains of the Algarve. The Monchiques!
There are so many more pictures of our morning at "Where's Debbie". Just click on the album "A Morning Walk in Ferragudo"