39:21.117N 09:22.602W Peniche
39:21.117N 009:22.602W Peniche
21st July, 2009. 58 miles sailed
We left Figueira Da Foz on Monday morning early for Peniche. At first the day was dull but within about an hour the fog came in and visibility down to about 1 km. Hard to see the coastline but the sea was quite calm with little swell. Sailing with the help of the motor nearly all day. Fog cleared by lunch time and as conditions calm we went past Nazare and on to Peniche. By about 4 pm the weather was sunny and as we came into the harbour we were followed by three or four other yachts. Luckily being quite early today we managed to secure the last berth alongside the visitor’s pontoon. Soon yachts were rafting up against each other and we had a yacht called Red Panda alongside us. Peniche is quite an interesting old town with a wall surrounding the harbour taking 400 years to build. Lots of narrow steeets and little shops, plus plenty of restaurants. Peniche is known for its excellent sea food so although having bought chicken for dinner we decided to eat out. Mark had squid kebab and I had grilled red snapper but Valerie and Jim ordered a delicious fish casserole which came in the largest boiler and looked absolutely lovely. We started talking to this man at the next table who had ordered tasty looking salmon and it turned out he had worked ten years in Tasmania and had travelled 4 hours to eat in Peniche tonight. He told us Peniche remained the same unchanged destination as it had been for the last twenty years.