La Corna to Gibraltar
19 July 1998 | 36 08.11N:005 21.35W
Tuesday 7th July 1998... We left La Coruna anchorage, and got as far as Carcubion, 37 miles away,. We rounded Cape Finisterre on route to our anchorage, this Cape is featured in the UK weather area, it was very rough and rugged.
We could not get the anchor to hold, due to very heavy weed, so tied up to a large ship buoy, luckily we were not moved off during the night, although we did hear it knocking on the hull sometimes.
42.56.32 N 009.10.89 W
Wednesday 8th July... ..Left at 0830 hours for Viano Do Castelo, Portugal, another day sail, 46 miles, where we took a marina berth under a magnificent metal bridge designed by Gustaf Eiffal, of Paris's Eiffal Tower fame,
41.41.62 N 008.49.35W
Thursday 9th July... 1330 hours we left for Sines, but the sea became very rough, so we diverted to Nazare, arrived 1130 hours the next morning. There were lots of fishing boats around through out the night. Stayed at the marina.
39.34.97 N 009.04.55 W
Friday 12th July...0615 hours, on passage to Baia De Cascais, We anchored at 1745 hours, 42 knots of wind that night, but all OK.
38.41.34 009.23.87 W
Saturday 13th July...0600 hours on passage to Sines, on arrival at 1400 hours we prepared to anchored, having the anchor hanging over the bow, when we suddenly notice that there was a marina in the corner of the bay, not shown on chart.
We decided to go there, forgetting the anchor was still hanging; there was some funny remarks about our mooring techniques with the anchor hanging down, calling it the "Mr Bean" technique.
37.57.11 N 008.52.09 W
Sunday 14th July...0545 hours for Baleeira, 54 miles, anchored 1500 hours, it was a great anchorage, with lots to do.
37.04.54 N 008.07.28 W
Tuesday 16th July ...1030 hours on passage to Vilamoura, arrived at 1645 hours stayed in there lovely marina, we have been here before to play golf, so it was lovely to return in our own yacht. A great place to stay awhile, good restaurants, and a lot of interesting people
37.04.57 N 008.07.27 W
Friday 19TH July ...16.15 hours on passage to Gibraltar, 112 miles away . We arrived at 1630 hours the following day, after a very black night, but with lots of prosperous in the sea, making the yacht feel like a space ship, with the sea sparkling along the yachts water line.
36.08.11 N 005.21.35 W