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Date: 07 Jul 2007 21:10:00
Title: Cascais

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.

 

 Cascais bay

 

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  1174.96nM


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