September 29

Beach on the Isle de Tavira

Beach on the Isle de Tavira

On the ferry from Tavira to the Isle de Tavira watching flamingos, storks, herons and pelicans

On the ferry from Tavira to the Isle de Tavira watching flamingos, storks, herons and pelicans

We did decide to leave the hotel and much to our delight the rest of Tavira is as wonderful.  After a visit to the castle and an attempt to see the salt flats from the road, we hopped on a ferry to the Isle de Tavira.  The ferry took us down the  river and past the salt flats and estuaries that are home to flamingos, storks, herons and pelicans to the mostly deserted, clothing optional beaches on Tavira de Isle.  (mostly deserted because its the end of the season; lucky us.)

I will forever remember the sight of a flamingo in flight with its neck and feet stretched out to full length and huge pink and black wings flapping this “stick” along.

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3 responses to “September 29

  1. We’re reading the blog together while the kids are sleeping and admiring the beautiful picture of Molly and Theo. We also love the description of the flamingos; it sounds like a gorgeous place. It was wonderful seeing you guys on Skype. Ben has a football he found behind a fence at our apartment complex that he would like to wrap up and send to Theo. It’s now in a plastic bag. Please send us a good address and we’ll mail it. Just kidding. He asks everyday, Where are Molly and Theo now? We miss you all. Love Scott & Shelly

  2. CT, Esther, ACL, APL

    Back here,almost everyone has a cold, the seasonal flu,or the real H1N1. It’s a sick world back here. How’s the health during your big trip? Anyway,as I’m typing this, I’m getting over a cold. I hope everyone’s okay.
    Ann-Claire

  3. My parents spent Christmas and New Year on the Algarve one year when I was in college. They loved it and bought a painting of the area that is hanging in our house. When you are home we’ll show you.
    Where to next?
    Harold and John

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