A MEETING ACROSS CYBERSPACE
Piano before the purchase
As you can see, the piano was a snug fit.
... invited Carol and Susie around for sundowners. Just a few sips with much natter about all our various lives past & present and all that has to be done before we can begin our respective travels. I couldn't resist a trip to 'Wild Bird' to see what mayhem was being done(to their boat) - poor girls coping bravely in the face of 'builders' as we would call it on land. Wow ! they even have growing herbs AND a spice rack!
I was pretty seasick so Malcolm did it all single handed.
Praia De Rocha is the beach area for Portimão and that is where the marina is situated. Most of November was spent restoring the colour of the teak work and deck upstairs, the year in England had really done for the old girl. Now that she is sparkling again she's like a new girl I'm just wondering how long it will last...
After all the hard work, had a day out sailing in 'lightwinds' to try out the Multi Purpose Genoa (a pretty orange and yellow ) and in 6knots of wind we were doing 5knots of speed !!!! how about that for a 13 ton yacht!
Well I have fully recovered from Mal de Mer but it took 2 days to get my land legs again!
We have been here about 10 days and have had a brilliant time. The Marina has an excellent ‘Club Naval’ with bar and restaurant. For most of the week we have been one of three yachts—very peaceful indeed! It has only rained twice and both times it was lovely warm rain.
|Pianist Sue creating her symphony in C for Piano.|
Pico Gordo volcanic walk - Terceira
Highlights of the trip were Dolphins cavorting around the boat and a lone turtle making an ocean voyage.
About midway we decided that the waves would probably prevent entry across the sandbar at Rabat so changed course for Portimao. This has the bonus that we can get a few more jobs done before we move further away from civilization.
Casablanca 8th October
|Funchal - a huge liner|
|Madiera market - similar to those of Cuenca|
|A tiny town perched in Madiera's highland|
|LANZAROTE BY NIGHT|