Steve & Carol
Mon 27 Nov 2017 22:16
We are planning to set sail for the Canaries tomorrow along with a lot of the boats here and in Madeira who like us have been waiting for a weather window. There was a southerly blow last week Sadly a French boat moored in the harbour was hit by another boat and a short while later broke its mooring with no one on board and ended up on the rocks around the harbour edge – the owners had taken the ferry to Madeira and were due back that morning – sadly the ferry was cancelled so they were not on board to prevent the damage to their boat. Unfortunately it’s the end of their sailing for this year – they will try to mend the boat and continue next year.
The southerly winds and seas removed a lot of the sand from the beach, this was a sandy beach when we got here
We have kept ourselves busy, Steve put a new hatch for our front cabin and i have been making a dinghy cover – its a work in progress!
We have had a great time here, like the Azores boat names are painted on the harbour wall (we didn't add to the collection this time) but it was good to see Spirit of Argo’s 2012 painting.
Most of the time the island was very quiet – there are only just over 5000 residents, like much of Portugal there are cobbled streets in the old parts of town, we have had a good time here but its definitely time to move on.