Portugal - Enseada de Sagres
25 March 2014
We rounded cape St Vincent out wide as I had spotted some nets on the approach , there were few boats around and we had seen no other sailing boats so far this trip , hardly surprising considering the time of year - March
but the weather was bright and warm, the sea was calm and a beautiful azure blue, why wait for April or May to get moving along the coast line? So it was that we rocked up into Sagres a beautiful over night anchorage just around the cape.
I watched the anchor drop in 5 meters of what had to be the clearest water ever, it landed on golden sand which erupted into a cloud as the anchor made impact, using a little reverse I buried the anchor and switched off the noisy old diesel.
This place was gorgeous, I had it to my self, not another sole, a few people on the beach in the distance and the occasional fisherman collecting his traps in the morning, beyond that tranquility.
Highly recommend this anchorage if conditions are favourable, the other side of the bay lies Balieera a small town which I did consider visiting to collect some groceries and the like, but the thought of travelling just five miles and stopping again put me off, so we cracked on for little Britain and the Algarve.
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