Sadly, we did not stop for the last bratwurst before America. I don’t know what we were thinking.
From our delightful base in Alentejo, e took one morning to drive out to Cape St. Vincent for a look at the most south western point in Europe. By far the most tourists we saw during our whole trip was right here. After such a peaceful trip, our first inclination was to run the other way, but the views over the atlantic kept drawing us in. (This is one of about 467 photos I took of this lighthouse…)
Overall, we found what little we saw of Algarve to be over touristed and lacking in the charm that was so abundant in other regions of Portugal.
We made a quick stop at this touristy shop full of ceramic dishes. When you look closely, there was nothing particularly charming, but I did love the way they covered the outside of their shop with dishes.
On the way back to the beautiful Herdade da Mathina, we stopped off at the beach to watch the surfers and dip our feet in the water until it started to rain.
We are fair weather beach goers, so as soon we felt a few raindrops we started to mosey back towards the car. We were the only ones. Most others carried on, unfazed.
The rain started to pick up, just as we were pulling away from the beach, making it only slightly easier to leave.