A Lady trip. The Canaries.
FRIDAY 25th Sept 2009
We decided to get a new cover made for the bimini, The local lad ( Louis ) did not have the right colour and Aileen would not accept any other colour
like white or off white, so Aileen went off to funchal by bus, Meanwhile Stephen found a boom cover in the Lazerette , the same colour as the canopy, so back in buisness, got Louis to make up the new bimini.
We had dinner in a brassary called " Monument Grill " that night and it was excellent, we walked back to the car from there later, this took about
an hour, but it was a lovely night and the exercise was needed.
Got back to the boat about midnight.
SATURDAY 26 Sept. 2009
We played golf at the " Santa de Sierra" golf course, A very pleasent day and Aileen won the money, A very steep course and we were pulling our bags. (which we brought with us on the boat.) The food in the golf club was poor enough.
Later we drove to the " Palheiro " golf club to see what that place looked like. anyway not for us,
We got back to the marina about 7.30. pm and listened to a frengh girl, Anne, playing a guitar at the local bar, all outside and she was not upset
over the little mouse running in and out of her nap sack, She was trying to hitch a boat ride to Brazil and still only in her early 20's.
Meanwhile we stuffed ourselves with lots of garlic bread.. yum. yum. yum.
Sunday 27th Sept 2009
Up at 08.00 hrs and went to Mass in Matchico, The place was crowded yet again, as a local told Aileen later, " everyone goes to Mass, to see who is
there, how are they looking, and what are they wearing today. SAME THE WORLD OVER......
Later we tidied up the boat and had an early night.....
MONDAY 28 th Sept 2009.
Up early and off again for another game of golf at " Santa de Sierra ", This time we took a buggy to save a bit of energy. A beautifull golf course with spectacular views, Weather was only so so , We had a lovely meal in the nearby hotel later.
Early bed, wrecked , god we are getting on ..
Tuesday 29th Sept
We caught up with a lot of things on the boat and tidied up the forid bunk dept for Denis and Vera, who were arriving later on .
We went to Funchal for a while and collected our two friends at the airport around 18.00hrs. They settled themselves onto " A Lady " and at 19.00 hrs
off we all went to " PYLADES " for dinner. we were being entertained by Fergus and Kate and we certainly had a great night on their boat.
Bunks about 01.oo hrs wrecked again. zzzzzzzzzz