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 ❤️
Since our return to Big Sky from Canada last month, and following our short visit aboard with Doug and Merrilee (my brother and wife) Con and I have been house hunting non stop.
We have narrowed our search to three houses, all in Carvoeiro in the Portuguese Algarve. Not bad considering the dozens and dozens of houses viewed in Spain, Southern France, Vancouver Island, and the entire south end of Portugal.
We’ve acquired our tax numbers, so we can now open bank accounts here, and we have a lawyer working on our Golden Visa (a special program for expats in Portugal).
The Portuguese Algarve has been blowing for the better part of the week. It’s odd remaining in the marina while cruisers set off for the sailing season.
Visit 2019 Portugal & North America for stories and pictures.
Visit 2019 Europe for more pictures and stories.
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.