We had a great downwind sail down to Cascais which is just
outside Lisbon and were able to try out the pole
that we bought last year but never used. The good news is that it is the
correct size as we had wondered whether or not it might need to be
shortened. Just short of Cascais the wind picked up and was blowing at
about 30 knots again! We could see the marina entrance but also rather a lot of
racing dinghies and a police patrol boat. It came across and indicated
that we would have to sail on past the dinghy fleet before we could head for
the marina. It turned out that these were world dinghy championships.
The next day was Sunday and as most places seem to close in Portugal on Sundays
we had a relaxing day and decided to wait until Monday to visit Lisbon.
Monday morning dawned clear and sunny (hooray!) but the wind was very strong,
so strong in fact that the dinghy racing was cancelled. We took a train to Lisbon and then
did a tour on an open top bus. It is a beautiful city and really needs more
than a day to see everything.
Praca do Comercio
One of the old trams now used
for city tours
24hr run 70.14nM Cumulative total