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Peniche - A traditional fishing town

23 July 2008 | Peniche
Graham
Several people we have spoken with on route had mentioned Peniche as a stop, and how awful the marina was because of the fishing boats wakes in the evening and middle of the night. What about the town? '...Er, we didn't see much of the town...' . Tracey and I arrived here at about 6pm, cleared immigration/customs/police etc, headed into town, walked all around it, checked out the monastery, the old back streets, some local characters, took loads of photos of traditional lace making going on, walked through the various ornamental gardens, had a couple of quiet drinks in a trendy (ish!) bar before returning to the boat, cooking chilli con carne, enjoying a fine bottle of Portuguese red wine which cost almost 2 Euros (!), and finally...updating this blog. Last remaining job for the evening is tomorrow's passage plan towards Cascais, about 50 miles away. You really have to make the most of these places when you can. In our whistle stop tour of the town, we have been suitably impressed, saw a fantastic sunset, and look forward to returning again one day. As for the fishing boat swell overnight? Stop complaining about the hard working locals making their living and drink more red wine; that will help you sleep through it!!
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Vessel Name: Quasar IV of Lleyn
Vessel Make/Model: Westerly Oceanlord 41
Hailing Port: Portsmouth, Hampshire
Crew: Graham and Tracey Kyte
About: Our Big Adventure Chapter One is closed and we are living in Corfu, Greece, getting ready for Chapter Two - Exporing the Mediterranean Islands. Departing Corfu in early April 2016 for the UK, then restoring QUASAR IV to set sail again in late May, or more likely, early June 2016.
Extra: Saving is completed, let the planning commence!
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