On the road again! Northern Spain

Ozaeta Dam and National Park
So finally after a 7 month break, I’m back to blogging!! Life just got in the way, sigh. We are now back on the road and I have every intention of boring you with all the details about our fantastic adventures, so feel free to come along for the ride if you’d like to.

Fantastic Faro Fish Restaurant

Restaurant: Peixe Assado, Moinhos do grelha, Faro
The restaurant
This is just an amazing fish restaurant on the estuary on the periphery of Faro. We discovered it by chance on one of our cycles and I will voluntarily cycle 25km ONE WAY to have lunch there. Believe me, as a not-particularly-good-cyclist, this says it all for the quality of this restaurant.

Welcome to Portugal!

Singing sunset near Quarteira
Okay, so we’ve been here for 3 months already, but I just had to tell you all about South Africa before I could tell you all about Portugal. We are LOVING Portugal as always, so let’s get up to date shall we.

Beetroot Avocado Prawn Starter

 Beetroot Avocado Prawn Starter
I do like food to look good as well as taste good and this one certainly hits the mark for me. Put easy to make into the equation and I am beside myself with joy. And some store cupboard staples too, sigh, I’m just jelly.

Signal Hill, Cape Town, and John Lennon

 Signal Hill
Like I mentioned in my Cape Town post, my sister-in-law and I walked the dogs on the mountain every day and one of our walks was just under Signal Hill with beautiful views across Cape Town bay and city. How lucky to live in such a beautiful place, or even just visit it in our case.

Jakkalsfontein, West Coast, South Africa

Jakkalsfontein
This is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Yes, I do realise that I say this fairly often, but this really is spectacular. I just loooooooove the West Coast. There are hundreds of miles of sandy beaches with only the rough Atlantic waves and baby seals about – just plain perfect.

Skate Wings for dinner

Skate wings
We tried skate wings at Scott and Helen’s, our lovely Irish friends, several years ago and loved them, but I had never actually made them myself until recently. And they couldn’t be easier to prepare. And they are deeelicious so this is truly a win-win situation.

The Wonderful Wiggins Family

Our friends
We met Antoinette and Winston in December 1993 when we had a sailboat in Port Owen, Velddrif, on the west coast of South Africa and we have been friends ever since. They are just soooooo amazing and we are privileged to have them as friends. Oh yes, and their kids are deeevine too! And the doggies too!

Ostrich egg scrambled eggs

Ostrich egg
To make scrambled eggs with an ostrich egg, you have to break an ostrich egg and this is quite a process, especially if you want to keep the egg shell whole. But where there’s a (wifely) will there’s a (husbandly) way, and so I have my whole egg to craft with!

Swellendam and Jansehuis cottage

Jansehuis Swellendam
I think this is one of the most beautiful places ever. South Africa is in the grips of a massive drought, but the Swellendam area has been spared and is lush and green. And this cottage is just a dream come true.