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Lisbon (continued)

Posted by admin on August 5, 2019

~ Hector ~
 

As the sun rises over Faro we sail onwards.

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We caught a decent if brief sleep on Friday night before departing our anchorage Saturday morning, with the intention of sailing round the Cape and stopping in for the night somewhere near Lagos. I can't say much of the Cape, as we rounded it in the dark and clouds, however on the most part, the night has been fair with stellar views. 
 
An update from me on the past couple days: 
 
The sail to Lisbon was blowy, I'm glad to have experienced it and even more glad that blow was in the right direction. I read something recently that described the sea as "that beautiful monster" and think it a good description. 
 
Lisbon itself was an excellent city, one of the best I've visited. 
 
As Andy described our sail Friday night finished with a dose of catabatic winds. The net result of this wind as well as a tide turned against us was that our final approach to the anchorage was slow. Very slow. I recall repeatedly feeling, whilst at the helm with the wind and spray keeping me company, that a considerable amount of time had passed, only to find the stretch of twelve lampposts of to the port bow unmoved. I was glad to drop anchor that night!
 
A few photos to update:
 
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Comments

Posted by Fionah on
Beautiful photos xxo
Posted by Fiona Bristow on
I see what you mean about the library being on the move! Good call on the cargo nets X
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