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Date: 17 Aug 2007 13:44:01
Title: Transition to Lagos

Four days at anchor; two of them completely on our own; gently settled under the cliffs beneath a Moorish fort (remains of): Then round the corner to an M25 situation in the approach channel to Lagos. Life changed from a flow of endomorphines to a charge of adrenaline.

We had to temporarily tie against a powerboat, as the waiting/fuel pontoon was like bees round a honey pot. Next moment we were drifting at right angles across the channel (Mr Spanish power boat was not tied on properly). When our verbal encouragements convinced him to stop chatting on his mobile, he started his engines and began to panic: (at which point so did we, as we could not reach his cleats to untie ourselves). We had an exciting ride before we got free: The only reason we did not swear at him was because all the other boat crews were screaming abuse as he bashed into then. We VERY fortunately emerged unscathed ……… Afterwards apart from being bumped twice by a couple of little barcos, it was all very relaxing; well sailing is isn’t it?

The photos today are:
Dolphins, though not very good, we will get a good one!
Cape St Vincent
Anchored under the fort
Busy anchorage (note dinghy)
The bridge at Lagos

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