Povoa de Varzim to Figueira da Foz

Fri 23 Sep 2005 22:23

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! (Jo!)


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.