Porta de Baleeria
We are anchored in a small bay, near to Cabo Sao Vincente. It is a former Whaling station and not the prettiest of spots. But it is secure and the sun is beating down so it’s not all bad, by any means. Our position is 37 degrees North, 8 degrees 55 mins West.
All the known engineering issues were finally resolved last
evening and so we made our preparations for an early departure today for Ponta
Delgarda in the
Had to pay Blue Water Yacht services for the service work, Euro 720 (ouch), then the marina fees. Euro 520 (even more ouch) and finally, filled up with diesel for the “big leg”, 302 litres required………another Euro 320. Bad hair day or what!!
Finally left the fuel pontoon at 1210,
So off we went. Little or no wind, and what there was, was
on the nose. So motoring along with the main up to steady us, as there was
quite a nasty, short swell. As we approached Cabo de Sao Vincente, the wind got
up, and Oh my
so did the sea. In no time at all we were banging into 4 metre waves. This was
not fun. The Autohelm decided to start playing up at the same time………………So
we had a team talk. Turned around and here we are. The
The plan now is (possibly) to spend a few more days in the
sun in the
Hey Ho, more details tomorrow………………………..