Lesley & Derek Mercer
Wed 17 Aug 2011 04:28
Little to report. We had a fairly wild night in our anchorage, as the wind never dropped below 20 knots all night long. I was up checking our anchor at 4 am, but it was holding perfectly. I had bought it shortly before leaving the UK as it came out as the best in a recent review, and it seems to be living up to its reputation. The boat beside us had put out 2 anchors, but we were very secure on our single one. Around 8 am there was a lull in the winds, so I decided to set off. Within half an hour, the clouds had lifted and we were in brilliant sunshine and a lovely gentle 12 knot breeze. We reached Lagos in a couple of hours, and checked in. The advantage for us is that the first night is free and there is a discount on subsequent nights, as we are members of the ARC. This is a large, well run marina with lots of resources, and the weather definitely “Mediterranean”. On the other hand, it is a pure tourist resort with no cultural sites, as everything was swept away in the 1755 earthquake and tsunami. We will be here for a few days before setting off for Rabat, but will update once we get going.