This will be our third night here. We arrived on Sat evening at about1830
and were made to feel most welcome by the friendly marina staff.
Yesterday (Sunday) was spent with more tinkering. The wind generator is now
installed in the tethered position. We didn't have quite enough cable to
complete the wiring.
Today (Monday) wespent sightseeing. We caught the excellent Metro train/tram
to the centre of Porto.
The city is situated on the steep banks of the River Douro.Our train
deposited us at the top of the hill and allowed us to meander down through
the narrow cobbled streets to the river itself. There we crossed the bridge
to the south side where the port wine caves are located.
The bridge itself is a magnificent structure designed by Thomas? Eiffel of
We then went on a tour of the Sandeman Cave and sampled the product. Very
tasty, but we decided not to purchase any as there is limited room on Blue
We saw the rest of Porto from the top of an open top bus on a tour which
lasted over an hour and a half and finally got back to the marina after
Tomorrow we plan to sail to Figuera da Foz.