Sines - Cascais
It is beautifully sunny day with a gentle breeze, here in the marina in Cascais. Position 38 degrees 41 mins North, 9 degrees 25 mins West.
We had a delightful departure at 700 from Sines, having had a quite and enjoyable night, anchored off the beach. The amazing thing was to see some of the locals swimming at 0630! Hardy souls that is for sure.
As in the previous leg from
The other high was the discovery that Sarah had left 2 packets of frozen fish fingers on the boat. So we had a fish finger salad for lunch. Yum. It did not taste as good as it does when you steal the fish fingers from the plates of Grand children, but none the less, was a real treat!!
It was bedlam when we arrived in Cascais bay. It was the Cascais cup, annual regatta and there were racing yachts of all classes and sized dashing everywhere with safety boats by the dozen, charging around like demented mother hens. How we managed to weave our way through and around them to get to the marina entrance was something of a mystery.
Then last night, just as we were snuggling down to a
nightcap, there was a knock on the hull. It was a couple, (David and
Jane) who own a Contest 42, moored four berths down from us. They stayed for a
brief chat before heading back to their boat to meet the crew, prior to an
early departure today. They are off to
This morning, disaster struck. We ran out of English tea
bags. Seems the crew left half of our stash in the garage, prior to departure. So
it was off to town in search of acceptable tea bags. Not easy on a Sunday in
The Tall Ships race left from
The plan is to leave for Nazere first thing tomorrow. Unfortunately we need to stop for diesel before we leave, and the fuel berth does not open until 0900, so it will be quite late by the time we get to Nazere.
Not had the weather forecast yet, but I assume it will be more northerly winds, and more hard work for the iron sail.
Until the next time…………………..