|This picture is the inner court yard in April. Now it is full of flowers and absolutely peaceful.|
Now it has started to sink in. We have actually done it. We bought a vineyard in Portugal. It is only the down payment that has been paid and something can still go wrong. If we decide that we don´t want to buy it we will loose our down payment. If the sellers have second thoughts about selling they will have to return the down payment times two. I really hope that nothing will go wrong.
When we traveled around in the area we saw this ocre colour on very many farms and houses. Since the farm is painted in blue and white (and many other colours on windows and doors) we decided that we wanted to put our mark on it and change to this ocre which is so beautiful. So the farm will be white as it is today but with ocre details. I think it will be sunny and nice.
The pictures below are from the beautiful Laguna de Obidos and Foz de Arelho and Sao Martinho do Porto which is only 12 kilometers from the vineyard. The first picture is from April. The beach is uncrowded and so nice. The second picture is from June but the beaches are still fairly empty.
|many houses were painted in ocre and white|