It seems the rain that has been infecting the
This was the sight that greeted me this morning when I opened the hatch whilst we anchored for the night in Alvor.
The crew (who was not altogether compos mentis, as it was only 10.30 AM) was blissfully ignorant of the fun weather that awaited her as she rose, phoenix like, from her bunk!
On downloading the pictures taken this morning, I discovered a few from the visit by Jessica and Ellie that I had missed. This one of Ellie, in particular, lifted my spirits on this dreech day.
All of this was in a huge contrast to yesterday. We went out
from Marina de Lagos, for a fun days sail. As soon as we left the marina
entrance the wind dropped to NW 6 to 8 knots. So we hoisted all the sails and
we were ghosting along at 3 to 4.5knots. Interestingly, we were near a new
Contest 50 with a full slab reefing main, and self tacking Jib. Much to both my
and the skipper of the Contest 50’s amazement, we over took him and
then just pulled away from him. It was hysterical watching him staring at us,
then his sails, then back at us again. We are a smaller, much heavier boat, but
is seems the new
We may stay here a couple of more nights before returning to
Lagos, to attend to all the maintenance issues that need to be sorted and
to finish all the work that I did not manage to get completed in Dartmouth
prior to our departure. Then we will definitely start the mooch Eastward in to
the Med’. If we don’t do that soon we end up joining the Velcro set