Following 13 fabulous years living aboard our floating luxury condo on water, we are putting her up for sale. Click here for details.
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Barb and Con Sprenger
❤️ Big Sky will soon be listed with a broker ❤️
In our car rental, Con and I bomb around the Algarve learning more about this enjoyable location. Portugal has been known for its azulejo tiles, (Arabic for small polished stones), which are glazed ceramic tiles, an unique visual in Portugal.
Visit our Portugal pages to learn more.
We anxiously await the keys to our newly purchased beautiful bungalow in Carvoeiro, Portugal. It is a torturous 12-month wait, with possession September 1, 2020. Our Dutch brother Geert and wife Loes refer to it as the “playful house” because of the many Portuguese patios and the Butchard Garden like yard. It’s situated just 35 minutes by car from Lagos, and a stone’s throw from the ocean. Visit here for a sneak preview of our home in Portugal.
Wednesday, Big Sky will be lifted in Portimae for her spa treatment (polishing, waxing, and annual maintenance). Thursday, Con and I fly to Norway and will set sail on a seven-day cruise through the fjords passing into the Arctic Circle. We disembark in Kirkenes, the most eastern point of northern Norway, snuggled up to Russia, and will tour the country by car for eight days.
Visit here for a sneak peek at our house and to learn “Why Portugal?
Visit 2019 Portugal & North America for stories and pictures.
My article from a few years ago: The Inspirational Philosophy of Sailing Through Life: https://www.nauticalmind.com/blog/2012/02/sailing-through-life/
Panorama photos below: View of Sintra from Castle dos Mouros; Erice amphitheatre in Sicily; Gulfo di Castelemmarre, Sicily; castles in Erice; Paxos in the Greek Ionian, and the northern end of the island of Milos.