Sarah Grace goes to sea
Chris Yerbury and Sophy White
Fri 30 Sep 2005 08:26
Porto Santo Friday 30th September 2005
We are STILL in Porto Santo, partly because of the company, and partly because we wanted to have Otti's birthday party here.   She was 11 yesterday!!  Now old enough for four hour watches at least.    We have met another boat with kids, three girls, from Canada, called Koshlong, and today we are all going to Madeira.   We are planning a race....with Regina, Koshlong and Sarah Grace.    We are going to Quinta da Lorde on the north east side of Madeira.  
This is a picture of Otti winning FIRST prize in the sandcastle competition, being presented with a watch by Christopher Columbus.  Yes, it's the Christopher Columbus Fiesta Week!!  Otti and Mimi also won prizes for painting part of a mural in the town centre.  Otti did the octopus...!
We plan to spend a few days in Madeira and then move on fairly smartly by dint of a two to three day passage to Lanzarote in the Canaries, Graciosa.  Chris has great plans to catch a tuna fish, and has bought a special little red plastic octopus lure, following local advice,(are they pulling his leg??).   Any success will be immediately reported with photographic evidence.