Cascais 38.41N 09.25W

Island Wanderer
Peter and Avril Brookes
Mon 26 Jul 2010 19:25
Despite being the only boat in the anchorage last night in Peniche, we had little peace! The 30 strong fishing fleet left at 2 minute intervals from about 11pm, whilst a disco was broadcast around the bay. Neither of us felt much like setting sail again in the morning, but it turned into a beautiful day's sail with near perfect conditions.  With so much down wind sailing it has been the excellent opportunity to try out different combinations of sails, depending on wind speed and direction.
Peniche at sunset
Pete at the helm
Cacais is very differnt from Peniche. As we rounded the bay into Cascais, we could feel the temperature rising steadily. There are many other boats moored, including other British yachts. Having been advised to set a trip line for the anchor we improvised and set a fender on a line. Should the anchor snag on something, we use the trip line to free it. Or so  the theory goes.  Unfortunately as we launched the anchor overboard the trip line and fender disappeared under the surface. Fearing it would foul other yacht's propellors, the only remedy was a quick dive down to sort it out. Fortunately it was so hot by then it was a pleasant way to cool off . The solution was very simple; use a longer line!
 It is still extremely hot and we look forward to a trip into Lisbon by train tomorrow.
Bye for now, Avril