Starting Day 2 of Sketch Tour Portugal on Praia de Santa Cruz. Rumor has it that the guy who built this tower by the beach wanted to admire all the beautiful people out on the sand from up high.
I loved this sea arch at the far end of the stretch of sand.
And the fishermen just stuck their poles into the sand and stood around chatting for a long while. Not a bad way to spend a morning.
That afternoon we moved to the mellower surf of Baleal, crowded with schools of beginning surfers to one side. I watched the surfers and the surfer-watchers on the beach.
The waves on the other side of the beach were bigger and more advanced surfers hung out there, all with their longboards. ( Yes, I learnt the difference between long and short boards and different kinds of waves, all courtesy of João Catarino. Almost every surfer will pause like this one in the foreground and really look out at sea before heading in.
There were a lot of what looked like ‘classic white’ surfboards and some really brightly colored ones. I wonder whether surfers feel strongly about being a classic or bright colored kinda surfer?
That was Day 2 of Sketch Tour Portugal, Surf Edition.
Day 1 is here.
More coming up soon, ofcourse.