December 30, 2010

The First of Many Great Days Ahead

Happy that the rain stopped today, we jumped in the car and headed to the beach, Praia Grande!

This is a great spot in Ferragudo with three restaurants right on the beach.  Every Tuesday night there is live music at this beach bar.  Bet you figured out where we're going on Tuesday!

My favorite is still the 17th century fort, Sao Joao de Arade which sits between Ferragudo's two beaches, Praia Grande and Praia da Angrinha. 

There are great views from here looking towards the bigger touristy city of Portimão

There is also some very beautiful and interesting plants along this stretch of beach

I don't think this boat is going anywhere for awhile

The wind conditions were apparently perfect today for some kite surfing

All this fresh sea air has made us a bit hungry, so we headed back into town for some lunch

There are several great little places in Ferragudo to eat and we discovered a new favorite today!  We had driven past "Barnard's several times when we were here last February, but never managed to stop in for a meal.  So today we did!

We were greeted by the owner, Geraldine, with a very warm and friendly welcome as she led us to our table. 

You won't find a lengthy menu here for lunch.  Just take a look at the chalk board and decide which of the two options you would like today.

The menu is small and informal, with an unhurried service and good prices.  Stijn ordered the pasta with chicken and chorizo while I choose the calf liver with onions.  I need more iron!

For dessert, I chose the Christmas pudding with custard and a nice hot cup of Galao.

Oh, I'm afriad those pounds are going to creep back up on me!

If you would like to see the rest of my pictures of today just click "Where's Debbie" and then click on the album "The First of Many Great Days Ahead"


  1. It looks like you are enjoying a terrific time away! Happy New Year to you!

  2. This beach is absolutely beautiful. The fact that you have wonderful restaurants right there is a great plus.
    I hope you have a very happy and healthy New Year.

  3. cant find anything wrong with that place, how i wish i was there :D lucky you.

    have a bless new year.

  4. The place is stunning, the views are wonderful and the pictures are gorgeous. Enjoy your holidays Debbie and wish you by heart a Happy New Year, full of health, joy and love.

  5. Lovely spot! Happy New Year and safe travels!

  6. Thanks for giving us a great tour. It looks a fabulous place. Huge plant and always great to see to some food !!


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