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Northwest Passage and Beyond

Sinthe to Lagos

We are in Lagos and it is hot and windy. As predicted the wind came up around 2 and is building. Getting into our berthing spot at nearly 7 pm yesterday was a bit ridiculous- I swear we couldn’t slide a sardine down between us and the boat beside us. Jamie...

Orca attack

Good morning from Sines. We left Oeiras ( and Simon) around noon yesterday and headed out for Sines. Winds fairly light but we had the sails up and we’re going at around 8 knots. We heard a call on the radio about an orca “ incident” as they are called...

Two days in Lisboa

We have had two shore days in Lisboa ( Lisbon) and have definitely seen a lot! The marina is about a fifteen to twenty minute walk to the train station. The train runs into a very central downtown station. Sunday Jamie, Simon and I headed off mid day. We had a...

Spinnaker run

Set the spinnaker shortly after pulling anchor at Peniche. Perfect conditions and held the spinnaker until just after Cabo da Roca when we started the turn into the wind river entrance to Lisboa. Lorrainne read that this is the most westerly point on...

Great sail to Peniche

Great downwind sail along the coast to Peniche. Busy fishing harbour that was supposed to be worth a visit. The marina had a few visitor berths on the outside wharf but they were all taken and boats were rafted up. A few boats were anchored the other side...

Shore day in Nazare

We had a full shore day in Nazare yesterday- Thursday June 13. Jamie was up early- as usual- and off for a bike ride. He arrived back with fresh papaya, blackberries, raspberries, apricots and nectarines. After breakfast I headed up to shore to the showers....