I'm a Portuguese-Canadian translator, sailor and home renter living in Praia da Areia Branca.
I was born in Portugal - 2 km from Praia da Areia Branca - where I lived until my family moved to Canada when I was nine.
Twelve years ago, I was drawn back to this picturesque ocean-side village by memories of a happy childhood spent playing on the beach.
In my free time I like to sail my Corbin 39 cutter. My minor claim to fame is having sailed it across the Atlantic. As boat owners know, in reality I spend most of my free time doing boat maintenance work.