I visited Tavira Island, I walked the 2 km to the ferry, tried to hitchhike, I hate walking . When I got on the boat the people who wouldn’t give me a ride were on the boat. Nice. I got in the Mediterranean ocean for the first time.
You can rent an umbrella spot with lounge chairs for about $13. I was thinking I might have lunch on the island, the rental guy said PAVILHAO DA ILHA was the best place to eat. I had bought a local soda,SUMOL, (it’s awesome, slightly sparkling orange juice) from him on the way in. So I went and told him make me something for 8 or 10 Euro ($13),”no problem”, they bring bread, olives, sardine pate, water, & some prawns. I get the bill 18 Euro ($24). FU. no tip I paid and walked away, my only revenge is he has to live here and try to struggle out a living. Anyway, even a savoy traveller like me gets taken every so often.
On the boat ride back I hand sign a ride from a Portuguese for a ride back to town, yep (no walking)
Back to my lovely hostel ALOJAMENTO LOCAL LAGOASand my host Miguel.
I never miss an opportunity to mix with the local officials
I’m heading out on the bike today to Monte Gordo, the last campground in Portugal before entering Spain the next day. The “campgrounds” have swimming pools, tennis courts, showers, restaurants I feel like I’m at club med and its only about $6 a night.