SV Songbird

Cascais to Sines

03 July 2014
Stu & Shar
Leaving Cascais was hard as it was quite a beautiful spot and we could have spent more time exploring some of the other sights to see in Lisbon...but.... we are trying to keep to the schedule we are on, so time to move on to keep on track for Turkey. Winds were light and fairly flukey most of the day with a little swell. This made things a little rolly as we had setup in a 'gull wing' configuration again with the wind right on the stern. Alex was felling unwell which was a bit of a worry as it wasn't rough. We got some sturgeon into him, he crashed out around lunchtime and had a sleep. We ran over a homemade long line made of empty plastic bottles strung out over a few hundred metres, we cut it in half and kept going, no damage done...The pressure increased in the afternoon while we ticked down the miles down the coast to Sines. Some 'Terns' paid a visit, gliding effortlessly over the waves, disappearing into the troughs and circled the boat for a couple of hours, absolute pleasure to watch. By Late afternoon the wind increased again, reefed down and rolled a bit of headsail away, we ran a gybe to gybe run for the last hour and a half, sailed between the anchored ships and into harbour to be safely tied up[ in Sines ready for nibbles a beer or some wine. Sines was very, very quiet not much happening at all....this will be a quick stopover and move on.
Vessel Name: Songbird
Vessel Make/Model: Dufour 40E
Hailing Port: Fremantle - Australia
Crew: Stuart & Sharanne


Who: Stuart & Sharanne
Port: Fremantle - Australia