Figuera da Foz, Saturday 24th July; 040.08N, 008.52W
Peter and Avril Brookes
Sat 24 Jul 2010 20:16
This morning we had an early start for the 78 mile journey to Figuera da Foz. We were concerned that the wind would blow up again in the afternoon, and were prepared for a tough sail. However it stsrted light, and downwind, so we were goosewinged. The wind then backed, and was only about 13 knots so we flew the gennaker for a while, but then the wind shifted and dropped so we ended up motorsailing for the latter part of the trip.
We are looking forward to a well earned rest, then off to to Nazare tomorrow, weather permitting, just a short 35 mile hop southwards.