Our position is 38:41.457N 09:25.148W
The current crew of Ted Wilson, Glenn Postle and Peter Crick arrived at
Lisbon on 1st October 2010 for the next leg of the Atlantic trip being
Lisbon to Madeira. Weather on arrival was glorious with brilliant sun compared
to the wet weather in the UK, but upon ascertainment of forecast the wind was SW
and very strong (35 knots) on Sunday and Monday, and not turning to our
advantage until early in the week - it was decided that we should wait and
see if there was any change but otherwise to delay the sail to Madeira until
Sunday night at the earliest. This does mean that the proposed tie up wih Kay on
Wednesday on Porto Santo will be delayed by at least a day and also put pressure
on Peter's departure from Madeira on Friday am, and he may have to fly from
Porto Santo to Funchal in Madeira.
Main activity on arrival at Lisbon was the restocking of the
boat necessitating a problematic taxi ride to the port from the
supermarket with no language ability. We ate out in the evening "enjoying"
the road noise from the adjacent suspension bridge, all having steaks in
the Portuguese style washed down with the local Tinto - very enjoyable.
As there was no change to the forecast on 2nd October we decided to sail a
little further north up the coast to Cascais, which was a motor trip of some 2-3
hours with some sail practice en route, where we are staying the night.
We hope for a better forecast tomorrow.
Danish tallship at entrance to Lisbon harbour
25th of April suspension bridge (named after the 1974 coup)