Moving day again, after 3 days in Caldas and missing the big Sunday market in Caldas we were told that there would be a Sunday market in Foz weather permitting, unfortunately the forecast was 70% chance of rain, but we still went just to go see a new town. We caught a 15€ Taxi to Foz which took us straight to our hotel Aguas d' Alma - we arrived very early around 10am and were told that we had to wait till 3pm to check in. We left our luggage at the front desk and went out to the village. The weather was nice, a little cloudy but no rain, right away we found the Antique Fair, but with just a handful of dealers. We walked all the way down to the Lago do Obidos, walking along the shore for about a mile, since this is almost winter time, there were few people on the beach. After walking the beaches almost 2 hours we headed back to the market were I bought a small car for my art project at home. Now back in the village we went to a restaurant, had a really delicious thin pizza with a couple of Super Bock Beers. Mostly locals in the restaurant. They all greeted each other as they arrived in to the café.
We walked to the hotel and still could not check in, I had a long talk with the front desk manager and at about 1.30 he finally let us in. There was a total of about 5 rooms being used, but their policy is to not let anyone check in till 3pm because they do not want to have the guest have to see the cleaning people. The hotel was very clean with a wonderful breakfast of many hot items. Foz is a small, quiet village where everyone is helpful and knows each other. We tried buying a battery at the corner store, but they did not have what I needed. The guy at the store called other shops for me then called me at the hotel to say he was not able to find what I needed.