23 September 2009 | Lagos
Great to be back in the sunshine, still very hot but not unbearably so. Talking to Jenny and Colin I have discovered that a couple we spent some time with in Povoa 2008 are here for their 3rd Winter, what a small world sailing is.
Lagos is a bit different to Ayamonte in that there are some organised events to welcome people to the marina, the Sopromar Boatyard organise a tour of their facilities and a barbecue afterwards and there are two boat trips on the replica Caravel based in Lagos with refreshments provided. I have snapped the Caravel moored in the river - see above.
There is also a website called Lagos navigators.net run by Terry O'Brien who has been here some years, he still has his boat Celine in the marina but has an apartment in the town as well. Terry broadcasts a weather forecast, what's on and passes on all sorts of information that might be useful at 09.30 Mondays and Fridays during the winter and news can be sent to you via email as well. It's open to folk to ask questions and pass on information themselves. The website has a list of anyone who joins Lagos navigators and also lots more. Over the years some discounts have been arranged with some of the bars and shops in the marina and town. We will definitely join and go to the welcome events as they will give us a chance to meet some people.