“What if this is the last time I’m here?”
It’s a thought that hadn’t really struck me so hard before. But as I stood on the cliff overlooking the spectactular coastline of the Algarve region of Portugal, it became very clear to me that I would probably never stand in this spot again.
There’s a big, wide world out there with many miles to travel and many beaches to look upon, and this was very likely my only opportunity to look at this one.
So I savored it. And then I tweaked my travel plans so I could take the long road to Lisbon – a drive that would take two days instead of just a few hours. Snaking along the coastline, pulling into little villages, and absolutely enraptured by the history and charm of old Portugal.
The only thing we can’t buy more of is time.