Imagine your typical morning. You might picture your favorite coffee mug. A streak of sunlight coming through your bedroom window. Or the roosters in your backyard that sound off at 5 am. Or a photo from breakfast of a pastéis de nata, a delicious Portuguese egg tart pastry, while on holiday in Lisbon?
This is Cheri’s challenge over at the Daily Post. Well, I can’t do Lisbon, but I can do pasteis de nata, in Vila Real de Santo Antonio!
While I was there, a peaceful morning called me to the riverside.
And here’s a blue sky Tavira morning
and a low morning tide is good for harvesting shell fish in the Gilao river.
You can join Cheri’s challenge here, and see lots of other entries that will inspire you.
29 thoughts on “Morning in the Algarve”
Lovely holiday morning sights, Gilly!
Oh that pastry looks divine, Gilly. It’s rather reminding me of the eggy, real, made-in-Bakewell Bakewell puddings. Mmmm.
I suppose it’s different from the bakewell tarts I know?
Oh yes, very different. I can’t even describe one. Middle looks like your pastry but instead of a pastry container something that’s a cross between puff pastry and a Yorkshire pudding. There’s only one Bakewell Pudding shop as far as I know. But they post them!
depends on what you know as a Bakewell tart. No icing or cherries on the pudding 🙂
Lovely morning photos, Gilly. Your breakfast looks wonderful. 🙂
I loved the pastéis de nata – had one for breakfast every day I was in Portugal. Divine!
That’s a superb angle on that last shot, Gilly! 🙂 Just booked for end of September. Sigh!
Happy weekend 🙂
Altough I am Portuguese i have never been to Algarve . What i did do is eat Alot and i mean ALOT of those pasteis de nata!!! There are not one portuguese person that dosn’t like them. and with cinnamon on top is just devine ! 🙂
We can buy them here now, in my corner shop, but they aren’t as nice and they’re very expensive – 60 pence each, that’s about .75 of a euro!
I can buy them here in Switzerland too but yes very expensive so I treat myself only once in a while 🙂
A beautiful location for sure but you had me at the first glimpse of coffee and pastry in photo one!
A charming blue and white morning. I love the wandering line along the path and the shellfish harvesters particularly. You are as persuasive as Jo in tempting travel to this part of the world!
No, no come to Devon!
You do a good job selling Devon too!!!
And so does Google images. I’ve just spent the afternoon on home turf via my old blog posts, so coastal draws me – to say nothing of a certain inhabitant!
Inhabitant of what?
Inhabitant of Devon! Name begins with G
Haha, I’m so dopey!
Well the coast is 9 miles away, so I don’t live there 😦 but I promise I’d take you!
That little tart tells a story and I knew it must be Portugal. Every country seems to have a tart of some distinction. Great pics of a bright sunny morning.
What a delicious morning Gilly. The best pasteis de natas I have tasted were in Macau!
It’s so white! ….. and blue. 🙂
A lovely series, GIlly! That cup of coffee sets the perfect tone for the adventure.