Cascais, Lisbon

Where does the time go.  On arrival we met up again with Kaj Liljebladh and his Amel 54 “Amelit”.  Bearing in mind our experiences with Kaj in Bayona we were wary about an invitation to go ashore to eat; however this time food did feature and we had a very pleasant evening, and good meal, with Kaj and his crew Lena.

 

We next had a visit from Ian and Judy Jenkins from the Amel Super Maramu 2000 “Pen Azen” who are on their way south to winter near Barcelona.  Ian and Judy are seasoned live aboard cruisers having spent eight years circumnavigating South America.  We were invited to drinks aboard which turned into a most enjoyable evening and we reciprocated the following night.  Ian and Judy are serial Amel owners and their experience both with this boat, which they have owned ten years from new, and in cruising were a source of extremely useful information and encouragement.

 

We have also taken our cycles ashore in the dinghy and managed to get a few miles in along the sea front; to the west there is a well laid out cycle track which we followed some 6 miles until it headed off into the hills.   Discretion kicking in, we stopped for refreshments in a beach bar and then headed back.