RE: Lady Drake Diary 13-6-2006 to 17-6-2006

Lady Drake
Peter Drake
Sat 1 Jul 2006 05:07



After our first leg with the rally since the Biscay crossing, we arrived at Povoa de Varzim on 12-6-2006.


The boats lined up in Povoa de Varzim.



As in every port there was a reception organised by the World Cruising Club.  These events were really brilliant, the one in Povoa de Varzim had live music and wine was even being handed out in the queue to the get the food.  Needless to say I was quite merry by the time I left.


Some Pictures of me and Tereza:



Views from the reception venue:



Pete in with the Ladies:




On this day we sailed from Povoa de Varzim to Leixeos.  There was a prize giving in the evening and we won a bottle of Port for third place and having the closest guess of our arrival time.


The Mullet in the water at Povoa de Varzim:




There was a trip to Porto organised by the rally, we first called at the place where Taylor Port is made.  The tour was really interesting.


The large vats during the tailors port tour. The girl explained about how the fortified wine (Port) is made.


Wildlife in the grounds of Taylors




Some Photos Around the City of Porto









We sailed from Leixoes to Figuera da Foz.  It was a great sail and we had the Cruising chute up.


Goodbye Leixoes:


Cruising Chute:


A Passing Boat:


Tereza Taking in the view:



Tereza Relaxing:


It was my birthday and in the evening there was a Sardine BBQ and wine was served by the Keg.  The rally sang happy birthday.