Alvor 30th Sept-Ayamonte 6th October
Alvor 30th Sept – 1st Oct
Just a few
miles up the coast we anchored inside the breakwaters in a quiet sandy estuary.
We enjoyed a couple of warm,sunny days,swimming off the boat and a BBQ on the
beach with Kalessin and Kephri. We ate fresh mackerel,chestnuts and the last of
the British sausages! The kids enjoyed roasting marshmallows and the adults a
pleasant bottle of
Portimao 2nd-4th October
A shiny,new marina with great facilities including lots of washing machines – very exciting! Feeling much more shiny ourselves we enjoyed a day on the beach and a visit to Ferrugado where we ate fresh fish BBQ’d on the quay side ,delicious as the pilotguide promised.
Ohlao 5th October
We had a great sail to this anchorage 33nm but paid the price of entering the breakwater at the height of an ebbing tide with some very turbulent water rushing passed us. Once in we anchored and settled down to school. A restless,windy night and strong currents but the anchor held and we were relieved to be on our way in the morning.
sailing but the wind died away as the morning progressed.We had some excitement
when we spotted a large Leatherback Turtle but as we approached we sadly
discovered it was dead. The marina is quiet and the atmosphere very different
from the clean efficiency of the