Mon 11 Aug 2008 09:57
31st July 2008
Having completed the Rally Portugal, Blonde Moment was left in Lagos marina for 3 weeks, awaiting the family crew for the next leg to Lanzarote.
First of all a weeks holiday was planned enjoying the facilities of Lagos.  The boys (skipper and son - I let him call himself that as it keeps him happy!) did two days of surf tuition on the West coast and quickly realised how fit you have to be to get beyond the break!  They also did their first cold water dives (13*C) which was a huge shock for Tom after a recent week diving in Gozo (water temp. 26*C).  The girls mooched around the town discovering the fish market and experimenting with different types of fish for supper most evenings.
The beach is wonderful and the water looks so inviting, but in reality reminds me of the open air swimming pool cut into the rocks in the north sea at my old school in St. Andrews, Scotland.
Before too many barnacles could grow, Blonde Moment required the foot bridge to be raised in the marina and set out on the 458 mile trip to Porto Santo.