A morning spent near the sea, always makes me feel invigorated, and my daughter and I went to Foz do Douro Porto, quite recently, so that I could go to the estuary to see if there were any birds. I had had another exam in the morning, and going without breakfast was one of the requirements, so our first stop was a to find a nice place to have a late breakfast.
We had two large slices of toast smothered in butter and cut into fingers, and two large mugs of coffee with milk, but first, the proprietor asked for a document to prove we had had the three vaccines. It's called the European Vaccination Certificate, which Eve carries in her purse and produces it whenever it's needed.
This is the view we could see from the restaurant. Deserted, and out of season, but still a lovely sea view. We could see people on the beach however, with their dogs, as dogs are allowed to run on the sand at this time of the year.
When we left I took more photos of the restaurants. It was too early for lunch so the tables were not set, but they would soon be occupied by the locals.
The sea was calm, and there was a warm breeze, making the walk very pleasurable, but we still had a long way to go before reaching the estuary.
On the other side of the road is a small garden with this pretty fountain. I went there to see if there were any birds, having seen Wagtails, Doves and Blackbirds there before, but no such luck.