Pateo Velho

          Would you like to join me for dinner this evening?  I’m going to travel back to July in 2015, to Lagos in the Algarve where I stayed with Hubby in the Tivoli Hotel and ate outdoors one evening at one of the restaurants available..  “PATEO VELHO” .

t549. Pateo Velho.

          I’ve booked a table, it might not have been necessary to book for a table inside, but I wanted to book the same table on the balcony where we sat before, come straight down the path on the left and join us.  Oh, mind the steps.

t550. Shaded seating.

          Take a look at the menu, excuse me while I stifle a yawn, it’s not at all reflecting on the company, we were up early this morning to go “Shadowing Dolphins“. Oh it was well worth the early alarm call though, they’re beautiful creatures and once I relaxed I really enjoyed the boat ride too. I’ve never ridden on a saddle in a speed boat before.

t551. The grill.

          Is that your fish they’re bringing out to the grill? No, I think its Hubby’s.

2015-07. Lantern lit restaurant.

          I didn’t notice the lights come on, did you, very nice they are too, I guess it would be difficult to keep candles lit on the tables of an evening, the breeze picks up quite bit, a warm breeze nonetheless and of course we’re sheltered by the canopies and the heat from the grill is making things feel cosy. 

t553. Lantern lit seats.

          Sorry, the cosiness is bringing on another yawn, we were out late last night, it was our anniversary and Hubby booked us a table to eat at a little bar just outside the main hotel entrance, I forget its name right now, but it’s across the road and a little to the left.

          I had a saxophone for my birthday, Hubby says my wanting to play the sax is part of my mid-life crisis so I’ve named my saxophone “Harley“.  Anyway, there just happened to be saxophone music on offer on the day of our anniversary, so while I played like a local and took a siesta, Hubby booked us a table and surprised me.  “Rui Sax“, that’s the name our music maker went by, and he really did make beautiful music.  If I finally get my act together and maybe practice for forever and a day  that’s what I’d like to sound like. 

t555. Dinner.

          Oooh, desert is here, always my favourite part of the meal. 

t560. Dessert.

           We’ve got another boat trip booked for tomorrow morning, that will be our third since we’ve been here.  We were told, and you can see for yourselves, that the breeze picks up quite a bit here as the day goes on, a warm breeze yes, and it’s quite refreshing of an evening if you’ve spent the day out in the sun, but it does whip the waves up a bit so smoother waters are to be had by setting the alarm clock. 

t568. Lantern lit balcony.

          We’re going on a little boat tomorrow morning, apparently we’re going to be hugging the coast, squeezing into little gaps and caves that can only be seen from the sea.

          On our other boat trip we went “Sailing“. I think I enjoyed the dolphin trip best, but I’m pretty certain Hubby preferred the yacht. 

t569. Evening dining.

          Oh, sorry that’s another yawn, I think I’m going to have to call it a day.  Feel free to stay and finish your wine, I’m going to take a short-cut past the pool back to our room..  Bed is calling me.   Goodnight. 

t570

          More from before: Lovely holiday in “Lagos“, in the Algarve, July 2015.

4 thoughts on “Pateo Velho

    • Thanks Eliza it was wonderful, it would be really good to never forget the dolphin boat ride. I’ve been digging around in my photo files to try and revive some of my memories. 😊

  1. OH MY YES, I would like to join you for dinner! Thank you for sharing these gorgeous mouth-watering memories. Wonderful post!

    • Glad you enjoyed them Heide, I enjoyed digging around in my photo files, and chatting over dinner seemed like a fun way of pulling together the posts I’d already written. 😊

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