Portugal

Another glorious day with not a cloud in the sky. We left Baiona at 0830 having had a lovely meal yesterday evening at the yacht club and then a walk around the town. The town is medieval and behind the esplanade is a maze of streets with restaurants, cafes and bars. There was even a free concert of flamenco dancing at 2300! It currently wins our favourite marina so far.

It looks like the norm will be light winds in the morning with a sea breeze building in the afternoon. We motor sailed for the first few hours which allowed Liz to make bread and let it prove in the engine room. We had some of it for lunch with the remains of the french cheese. We then had a wonderful downwind sail with just the main up for the rest of the 55nm journey. Yet again we were visited by dolphins.

We arrived in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal at 1800 local time and had a testing time getting into the berth as the marina is sheltered from the swell but not the wind! Oh well, no harm done and the marina staff were very helpful. The cost of the marina here is about half the price in Galicia so we are very happy. We plan to stay here two days as we can catch the metro into Oporto which we will do tomorrow.

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2 Responses to Portugal

  1. scoobs says:

    Not only do we NEED photos of the dolphins we also need photos of Liz making bread. Or perhaps just of the bread.

  2. madeline malthouse says:

    Glad the weather is good and all is going so well.

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