Correction on yesterday:
Sue & Alan
Mon 14 Oct 2013 19:46
Have asked marina office to see if they can get us permit to land on Ilhas Selvagens (nature park & bird sanctuaries) about 160 NM S of Madeira. Looks really interesting - provided the seas and winds are kind towards end of the week. Presently planning our escape on Wednesday. Looking like a nasty Low, will have a sting in it's tail effecting Madeira on Friday (could change though) so we planning to be further South by Friday to avoid it! 160NM further S looks like being far enough - "Watch this space just in case the forecast changes over next few days" me says!
As it turns out my presumption 's/y Festina Lente is also in Quinta do Lorde Marina' was wrong........... 's/y Timeless' is here, as well s/y Hebe. Andrew (s/y Hebe) visited us late yesterday afternoon and (like us) is amazed to find 3 x Discovery 55's now berthed in the one marina. Naturally, stayed for couple of drinks to celebrate and we think just returned to s/y Hebe before his good lady started looking for him in earnest!!!!Today we bussed it to Funchal airport, which is half hour by bus for us. It's a further hour or more if going all way to Funchal so not sure the name is perfect for the place. Picked-up little hire car and enjoyed good day browsing the land scenery. Stopped for excellent pork chop lunch so not needing a feast again tonight.