Early start today as we has a 80nm trip round to Lagos on the Algarve. Not helped by the fact that Sines was holding a World Music Festival with bars and stalls in the town last night. We had to try the Cairprinha at €3 each.
The day started as usual with little wind so we motored for several hours until the wind built up. Rounding our last important headland, Cape Sao Vincent, before Gibaltar, it felt like we had reached another milestone – we were finally on the Algarve and within touching distance of the Med.
The nortada wind builds up over the day so that by 1800 it is somewhere between 20 and 25 knots. This remains until well after sundown which means that generally you have to also moor in big winds as well – as was the case today!
Lagos marina is very pretty and only a short walk from town although very expensive at €58 a night. I think we may be anchoring a lot between here and Cadiz!