Going to be last night in Figueira da Foz

Donald Macdonald
Fri 30 Oct 2020 15:57
Finally the the swell/waves are subsiding and shipping is moving in/out of the port. Late this afternoon restrictions relaxed a little more and anything 8m or longer can navigate in/out. Today we have paid our marina fees and filled diesel tank as we do forecast as least 24 hours motoring on the predicted 6 day passage to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. Seagull pooh washed off solar panel, they are really messing creatures here. Just like the Vendee Globe we will not have any spectators for our departure which we plan to leave 8am in the morning to ensure during daylight we gain a few miles offshore into safety before next round on big swells due for your next storm after this weekend.
Port authorities are working hard removing all the vegetation that is milling around in the marina and port. Marina staff have removed more damaged pontoons/jetties including the one we were berthed on.
Nail varnish mentioned yesterday was almost exact match to the paint job on the boat and used to seal the scratch received on eventful evening
Today weather been great no clouds and 23 degrees.
Next update from sea.