Portuguese Grumpy Cat

This cat was hanging out by the back of our rental place. The kids loved him. They thought he was the Portuguese version of Grumpy Cat.

The Evenings

The evenings in Praia De Mira can be clear with hues of oranges, pinks and blues or they can foggy and damp. Romantic and airy. Dark and moody. I love them both.

The Barrinha

The barrinha, a large lagoon in Praia De Mira. Once upon a time women did their laundry in it, not so much anymore. Now people mostly fish in it, ride paddle boats, walk around the trail or just simply feed… Continue Reading →

Beach Volleyball

Praia De Mira has a pretty awesome beach. It welcomes tons of tourists each summer from all over. It also hosts a number of activities as well. Surfing, beach volleyball and soccer.

Moinhos de Gavinhos

We visited the Moinhos de Gavinhos again this year. This time during the day.


We visited Porto again this year. We walked to up the Mosteiro da Serra do Pilar and walked across the Dom Luís I Bridge. We then took a boat tour along the Douro River. It was a fun day.

The Fishing

It’s all about the fishing here. It attracts many of the tourists who visit. I am always amazed that no one gets injured.

The Beach

I love the beach. I never grow tired of it. I always enjoy hanging around in the evening after everyone has left. Just to be there to hear the waves. And to photograph of course.

The Surfing

There was a secret surf fest(it wasn’t so secret as it was advertised) on the beach. The day we decided to visit the fog had rolled in and it was hard to photograph, some are in color but most are… Continue Reading →

The Bits and Pieces

Just some photos that I have been taking here and there. I haven’t been taking as many as last year. I haven’t really tried my new lens except for the Beach Bums photo in the album.

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