Monthly Archives: September 2014

10 sept

We are now in Leixoes an industrial port in the suburbs of Porto. We arrived yesterday afternoon. We are at anchor (this time, a synch). We are surrounded by enormous ships and cruise liners and a few other yachts. It … Continue reading

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8 sept

Since last night, we have been moored right under the most amazing bridge, built by Mr Eiffel in whatever year that was. Yes THE Mr Eiffel. It is one very cool bridge, a double decker – train on the lower … Continue reading

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6 september

We are in Portugal! Finally. After 38 days and 770 nautical miles we arrived here yesterday around 1900. The sail that brought us here went like this. We left Baoina after nearly a week of relaxation, dinghy rides, beaches, sun … Continue reading

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3 september

Anchor chains. Our primary anchor chain is always laid out on deck at the bow. Ben likes to have it at the ready ‘just in case’. As we have no electric device to deploy the anchor chain, this is sensible … Continue reading

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2 september

Still in Bainoa. Still at anchor. It is such a quiet anchorage. No strange sounds from the anchor chain even. It was much noisier in the marina where the bow line made a terrible racket as it stretched and yawned … Continue reading

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31 august

31 august We are now in Baiona, Spain, close to the Portugese border. We arrived yesterday, 30 August after a two day passage with an anchorage in between. Don’t ask me about that anchorage – we made 10 attempts just … Continue reading

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