Still in Portimao
Well here we are with a serious case of the holiday
lazies, and still in
For us though, the best bit has been the people we’ve met. On our last update, we mentioned the VIP passes to hospitality tent with Audi Med Cup (a sailing race thing) and so it came to pass that we spent a fantastic evening with Tommy, Jim, and John off the Irish boat “Reflections”. Ah well, the craick of the Irish lived up to it’s billing, and we drank copious quantities of wine and laughed until our heads span…Yes really!! (It would have been rude not to, they were giving the stuff away after all… the wine that is, not the laughter. That was provided by Tommy and crew). Somehow (against the odds) we stumbled back to the dinghy, and even managed to get back to Talulah and got our heads down (albeit it in the cockpit) for a long, long sleep.
Since then we’ve accumulated a British Lions
team of new friends (Scotts, Welsh, Yorkshire, and other parts of
We had a lovely reminder of home on the afternoon of Saturday 29th when the Graces - Will and Frog, Claudi and Tilly, and their friend Ads, (our friends from Sussex) joined us on Talulah for a few drinks, and swimming and diving off the boat. They were holidaying nearby in a villa.
So inbetween boat hopping most evenings, days have
also been spent working through the ever-growing list of things to fix on the
boat. As we sit stuck with only one working engine, we ponder our next port of
call. Our deadline is to be in the Canaries by December (January?) to cross
the Atlantic to the
Liz, Rob & Ella (“Destiny”)
Andy entertaining us all …. (“Levington Lass”)
A pod of Graces….. enjoying a dip off Talulah
About to prove that not all Carpenters can walk on water…
While the artist scratches about for yet more canvas….