04 September 2009 | Portmao
Just as we were readying ourselves to depart and sail off into the blue yonder we have heard from home we need to return again and move my Mum into a downstairs flat, which will be much better for her. As this will take at least a fortnight, as we want to settle her in properly, we have decided to head westwards to Lagos, a safe place to leave the boat. Having changed our feelings about the place we have decided to probably over winter there or maybe Portmao.
So here we are in Portmao having a look at the marina. Not very impressed as the shops are a bike ride away and the showers are a trek for most boats. A couple on a nearby boat said that it gets quite windy in winter so there is a lot of chaffing on your ropes and you can get through a couple of lines a month. Don't think we'll be staying here.