This weekend we joined the official mushroom walk in Monchique.
Mushrooms, mushrooms everywhere! We (Fee, Nic and I) got very excited and we took 6 hours to do a 2 hour walk, stopping to poke in the bushes, under trees, to try and find new species. All the locals raced ahead to pick them (the only time I have ever seen locals moving fast) and we got kinda lost, kinda happily.
We found almost 20 different types.
And I have decided that the Portuguese word for mushroom, Cogumelo, is my favourite Portuguese word.
It sounds so earthy and peaty and dense and beautiful.