Art in the Algarve – Our day in Culatra

My Life as an Artist (2)

Another special event during the week at Olhao is visiting the island of Culatra.     It’s a short walk from the school to the boat taxi dock, where last year we were met by these two men and their lovely dog.    Culatra is a large sand bar, located south of Olaho, part of the Ria Formosa National Park.

Initially, it was quite cool, misty and overcast…however, by the time we reached Culatra…the sun was shining, and it was absolutely beautiful.

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Both men were extremely knowledgeable,…and came from long lines of local fishing families.     There is so much to learn about Portugal and this particular area,

The island community of Culatra is made up of fishermen and others.    I could see that it would be an ideal place to paint and write – especially during the off season.

This was the scene that met us…

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