Sun 1 Nov - Gramacho R&R Day 3

The weather forecast for today was very grim. The Weather Channel app issued 4 alerts at 6am and even the colour of the banner was changed to red. 
Rain, rain, rain... And some thunder and lightning as well. The pool was quickly filling up with water but it didn't overflow. 
Åsa is experiencing with preserving and "making" olives. You may notice the olive tree behind the pool in the background, to the right of Åsa's face below. That's the source. 
Åsa has picked olives from their own olive tree which are now in those jars that she is holding. After a lengthy process, and mixed with garlic, lemon, rosemary and more, the olives should be ready for consumption sometime early in the new year. Best of luck, Åsa. 

Ulf and Åsa went to the gym mid morning. I was home alone, watching football and tennis on TV when suddenly the electricity died. It turned out that large portion of the area was without power for quite a while. 

After they got home, we went out again in search of lunch. Which we found at this place. Which had power. 
At the first table we were given, I could suddenly feel a raindrop on my shoulder. What the? Yes, the water was coming through the cracks on the ceiling in the picture below. 
And this was how the floor looked. On both sides of the table we had. Visions of a ceiling caving in came to mind and we swiftly move to another table where no ceiling cracks were visible. 
Today's lunch was... Fish. A winner here.  Menú del día in Spain is called Prato de dia In Portugal and you could choose a food item from a section of the menu as your main dish. Which include whole fish. 

These guys below were sold as "bream" and the 3 of us all had a plate as per below. Tasty!
There was a Portuguese crowd at the next table who celebrated somebody's birthday. 
The friendly Portuguese first gave us a piece of their almond birthday cake and then a glass champagne each. How nice is that? We drink to that. 
After lunch it was back to base. Today was not a day for long excursions. Yes, it did rain a bit even here from memory. 

Recycling is of course huge in Europe. Ulf to the left and our restaurant waiter to the right. 
We all went out for dinner as well. Ulf and Åsa wanted me to try a signature dish at this pizzeria. 
This is the restaurant's speciality. The dish is essentially baked spaghetti marinara with a thin pizza crust on top. It is served at the table as per below and there was food for 4 people there although the 3 of us did our best to demolish it all. 
Yes this was very yummy. Plenty of seafood in it and the pizza crust worked brilliantly as an accompanying bread. 
As we got back home again, Åsa soon went to bed and Ulf and I had a few beers while chatting and watching more football on TV. 

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