Arrival Algarve

Suzie Too - Western Caribbean
David & Suzanne Chappell
Mon 4 Oct 2010 05:42
So of course it was lumpy on the way down, not very comfortable, but we shot off, as the wind dropped overnight and into the next day we were back in radio contact with Right Turn as the light airs suited him more. By the time we both arrived at Cabo Sao Vicente we had the dammed engine on again, but only for about 1 hour this time.
As we round the Cape, past Sagres, home of the Navigation School set up by Henry the Navigator, the wind filled in and we had the most fantastic sail in flat seas, 14kts of breeze from the right direction and wonderful warm sunshine. Suzanne made a great lunch after a few days on survival rations and we thought "Well, it doesn't get much better than this" - sailing along the Algarve coast in the sunshine with your best wife.
We dropped the anchor for a couple of nights and with the big swells forecast from the dying hurricane Otto heading through the Azores with 20m seas we tucked into the marina for Euro 31 per night.
Love & best wishes to you all DnS