28.05.2009 - 31.05.2009 31 °C
soooo....we are absolutely roasting in Nazare - a small town on the coast of portugal, just north west of lisbon. we are staying in a really lovely and spacious apartment, literally 10 metres from the beach. stunning! nazare has a really long, white, sandy beach with very blue seas (pretty cold - atlantic) and the beach curves with a really high cliff along the right of it.
iv been loving this time just to chill out, read my book and suntan on the beach = im using factor 50+ sunblock (seriously!) and even through that, my freckles are coming out big-style! i actually dont mind because before in the UK i was soooo white and pasty. now at least i have some colour, even if the colour is not continuous but rather little brown dots! remember bob (aka laura) how we use to hate our freckles in primary school! was it you that tried to take away your freckles by seriously scrubbing your face, hoping that you could wash them away?? sweet! anyway, iv come to accept them and realise that this may be the only form of tan im gonna get!
if you ever in portugal, wanting a nice beach break, head for nazare, its pretty cool. oh yes, and the little old ladies wear traditional dress here (sort of black clothing and black head wear = not sure why, they must be cooking in the sun) and iv asked two ladies if i could take a pic of them, but they were really reluctant. so once again i havent been brave enough to ask more lovely old ladies for their pic!
oh yes, i absolutely loved the sunset the first night we arrived. i kind of fell in love with the same scene and took a billion pics in different settings to check out which ones were best. some of my lines arent exactly horizontal, totally skew more like, but it gives you a bit of an idea of the brief obsession i had with that particular sunset!!