07.04.2011 - 07.04.2011
We packed a picnic and headed west to Carvoeiro on a sunny morning. We spent some time browsing shops and then enjoyed a delicious lunch of wine, bread, cheese and Portuguese ham on the beach. The Carvoeiro beach is sheltered by towering cliffs that are dotted with homes and restaurants. After dozing on the beach we meandered up to Smiler’s bar to join the Canadian tourists only to find that all the Canadian snowbirds had flown home on April 1. However, we tried to hold up the Canadian’s reputation and valiantly toasted Portugal with beer and sangria before heading home!