St Luzia

holiday in the fishing village of Santa Luzia and nearby Tavira, Algarve, Portugal


November 2016. Over the years we have been working our way across the Algarve coast of Portugal from West to East. This year was the turn of the fishing village of Santa Luzia.

St Luzia - first evening

A little train ride to the beach, several mosquito bites at sunset:

Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia

Some roof top terrace stars. So much fun to be able to sit in a plastic patio chair and locate the North Star, Polaris. Pretty easy to find a rough North when you know the coast behind you runs West to East.
Once found point the camera at the middle and set off hundreds of 30 second exposures. Glad I brought a little tripod!

Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia

Another from our terrace and a few from a terrace in the Square, access courtesy of the Tapas bar owner.

Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia

The locals at the "snack bar o parque" were pretty confused as to why I was photographing the same little tree on different days.

Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia

A few around the main fishing area:

Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia

The dogs usually walk themselves:

Photograph of Santa Luzia

Waiting for a little light rain to pass before setting off for the beach:

Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
The 2km walk to Tavira

An almost daily walk either to visit Tavira or get a train. Decently lit good pavement on one side with a wide cycle lane on the other. No huge potholes. Manchester, feel free to be embarrassed.

Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Tavira

The river area

Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia

Around the castle area including a viewing of the Camera Obscura in an old water storage tank!

Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia

A look around the other side of the river then back for sunset:

Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Cabanas

Another nice place to stay / eat a bus ride from Tavira.

Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Quatro Aguas

walk between the salt flats:

Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Ria Formosa

Walk from St Luzia along the Ria Formosa to Tavira Island (15) A lot of the towns along the coast (like Fuzeta where we were last year) are separated from the Ocean by a costal lagoon.
An hour or so along the beach and you can go from St Luzia to Tavira Island and then catch a cheap ferry to Tavira.

Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia

The ferry boat has a collection of dummies left behind!

Photograph of Santa Luzia
Faro

Faro is a 40 minute train ride away from Tavira.

Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia

20 minutes while waiting for a Train:

Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Last morning

Back to St Luzia with a last Galão (espresso and foamed milk)

Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia
Photograph of Santa Luzia

Posted on November 12th, 2016

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