Late morning we walk to Albufeira's marina. It's a pleasant 20 minute stroll in the other direction of the old town square. The weather is a little cool, but with the sun we soon find ourselves unzipping or shedding our jackets. The marina is cute, with multi-colored condos as part of the development. Our first order of business is to arrange for a boat tour. We check out the tour boats in the marina then walk between the small booths for each tour operator. We decide on the XRide caves and dolphin watching tour. The saleswoman convinces us that the weather should be good on Thursday so, we pay our deposit.
We have read about the Loulé Saturday Market and we are also considering going to Seville, Spain for a few days. Both mean bus trips. I've done some research online, but I think the best way to learn about the busses is to go to the bus station, a two kilometer uphill walk along busy streets from our apartment. William is not excited. His proposal is that we take a taxi from the marina to the bus station and then walk downhill to our apartment if we feel up to it. Sounds good to me!
The 7€ taxi ride to the bus station is very much worth it. The woman selling tickets behind the glass window is not very friendly, but we do get the needed information, including the departure options on the days we wish to travel. We will have to buy our tickets to Loulé on Saturday, but Seville tickets can be purchased in advance.
By now we are getting a little tired and I am planning to make dinner today. We wimp out and hail a taxi for a ride home.