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Christmas tree farms are not common in Portugal. At least not in Oeiras (pronounced oh AY dish with a very soft “d”), which is a small town west of Lisbon.
One thing I have always found a bit odd about sailing is how often sailors like to motor.
Great video of one group's charter vacation to Croatia.
This past summer, I was aboard Calypso concocting a Thai noodle dish to serve to guests who had won a daysail on our boat at
Whenever we meet someone new and they find out what we’re doing, they usually stamp out something like, “You guys are living the dream!” And, we are.
"Family traditions will endure, with or without me. But a good 10 – 12 knots on a 50-degree day might not present itself ever again on Christmas Day." --by Steve Allen
Sometimes I look our cats right in the eye and say, “You loved Spain, didn’t you?” or I’ll say, “Doesn’t this remind you of Africa?” or “You really liked this food in Portugal!” And
Ok. Everyone say it with me. This is the year we decide to accept the fact that true beauty is on the inside and DO NOT GO AS A SLUTTY PIRATE FOR HALLOWEEN. Alright?

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