Set sail at 07.45 in
perfect weather ;o) The planned sail was quite long at 80 miles, so we motored
in the morning. The wind built during the day from the northwest. As the wind reached 10 – 12 knots the
Para sailor got it first flight on the trip and performed quite well with boat
speeds of 7 knots at times. We held the kite up for 6 hours, but had to bag it
just before the headland into F d Foz, as the wind angle would require a gybe
and with 2 of us we thought we would save the challenge to later in the trip.
The port was again
very easy to enter but this time we had no nice man to help us moor up, only
some officials pointing at a holding berth that we should go to first. Following
the vital showing of our papers, we were finally given a berth in the harbour.
We arrived just in front of 2 boats so all got a bit interesting as we all
rafted together before we could sign in. A wide range of berthing abilities from
the multi-national arrivals, but as always, Chris and I were the most slick!
We made a welcome
meal on board and chatted over a bottle, with a Swedish couple next to us, who
were also planning to sail to the Caribbean.