Well off to explore the island we go.
Of course we got a little lost along the way and ended up joining the proper trail later. But sometimes it is fun to ‘walk the path less trodden’.
We somehow ended up on the other side of the island.
We could look across at Porto Santo and the crossing we did yesterday.
In England we used to find a pub in the valley of every mountain we climbed.
In Portugal we found a mobile pubs at the top of the mountains.
I found the local wildlife very fascinating.
But I was rubbish at catching any.
We followed the coast east and caught up with the actual trail.
The views on the South side of the East coast were just as beautiful.
Some things reminded us of the Dorset Coast.
The trail followed the ridges of volcanic rock, complimented by the green grasses.
Then we had to make are way back to the Marina. Did not want to miss our first happy hour at the Marina’s local bar (50% off drinks from 5:30-6:30)
I was pretty ‘tuckered out’ as we made our way back to the Marina.
I have to tell you about the ‘Marina complex/town’.
The Marina is done, set against the stark cliff side, but the town is still under construction and…….deserted.
It is like a deserted Portuguese Disneyland with the required church.
We found this great place to soak our feet after our long walk.
Unfortunately the humans heard about my rock pool and took it over for a morning swim at high tide.
It may have been overcast and raining, but it did not seem to dampen their spirits.