Position 37:06.86N 8:31.39W
Date Saturday 2 October 2010
Friday morning was devoted to cleaning and admin, both inside and out.
Later in the day we took a walk around the old
part of the town.
In the evening we were able to return the hospitality of Andrew and Celia from the ARC Moody 54 “Alice”, and then went out together to eat in an excellent small restaurant that did very good and not expensive chateaubriand.
This morning a large shop at the local Pingo supermarket was retrieved with the aid of a marina trolley, carefully padlocked in the car park whilst we shopped. It was then time to get Caduceus out of the marina; well it would have been had we not managed to let slip just as the lifting footbridge, closing the marina from the sea, had a lock down for 15 minutes; it does this before every train departs from the station to which it gives access. We practiced the yachting equivalent of treading water.
Finally out we made the sort hop, 7 miles, to Portimão where we are now anchored for the night before pushing on eastward tomorrow morning.