SV Songbird

Ilsa Cristina to Mazagon

08 July 2014
Stu & Shar
We headed off just before midday with "champagne" sailing conditions in an offshore breeze, this died out around 13:00, so we motored until the SW afternoon sea breeze came in and happily sailed into Mazagon late in the afternoon. Alex had found his sailing legs with the help of a couple of days of downwind running on good breezes....Coll was just a natural sailor dropped into the rhythm with ease....We found a beachside café, overlooking the ocean and had a good meal with beer/wine watching the sun go down over the ocean, very pleasant indeed. Mazagon is at the head of the Rio Tinto (Red River). This apparently is the site of the oldest known mine in the world and has been mined since ancient times around 3000BC for copper, silver and gold. "Rio Tinto" is a very familiar name to most people in the mining industry, as it is a major player around the world....with operations in every corner of the globe....interesting how names are chosen.
Vessel Name: Songbird
Vessel Make/Model: Dufour 40E
Hailing Port: Fremantle - Australia
Crew: Stuart & Sharanne


Who: Stuart & Sharanne
Port: Fremantle - Australia