Upped anchor at Sines at first light and motor-sailed south. By late
afternoon we rounded the big cliffs and lighthouse at Cape St. Vincent on
the most southwesterly part of mainland Europe. Some dolphins escorted us
for a while.
Turning eastwards along the Algarve coast the weather warmed up and we
arrived at Lagos Marina as night fell after a 90 mile run. Arrangements had
been made by email and text to meet two future crew persons that evening in
Lagos so we were just in time. Colin Laidlaw, on the marina in his own boat
'Inshala' with his partner Belinda, is to join 'Graptolite' in the
Caribbean. Caroline Bonner, in Lagos berthing with friends between boats, is
to join in Faro for the trip to Las Palmas. The six of us, Colin, Belinda,
Caroline, Lori, Tom and myself had dinner in a nice restaurant booked by
Colin. No idea what it was called or where it was. I had some grouper fish
which was semi-cremated in the traditional Portuguese way. Rick, they need
some help here!
Heard some fireworks going off around midnight but nobody could be bothered
to go and look. Ooh! Aah! The crew gets an extra hour sleep time as the
clocks go back.