The story of Topaz Rival

Sailing adventures of one man and his dog. Please feel free to leave a comment!

Turning the corner

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Under the cliffs

Anchored off Praia do Ribeiro do Cavalo , near Sesimbra, after a shortish sail from Oeiras. Well, I say sail, but it was motor sailing as there was little wind. A very steep climb up the cliffs from the beach - the only way to get to the bay other than by...

A short hop

Just a short hop today from Cascais to Oeiras, a delightful little marina five miles towards Lisbon. Arrived at lunchtime and told to berth on the fuel pontoon. I didn't mind waiting and topped up the tank at the same time, with diesel a full 50ยข a litre less...

Orcas or fishing pots?

We made it down the coast yesterday from Nazare to Cascais, around 66 miles, so a long day. As there was little wind and from the wrong direction if there was any, it was mainly motoring. You are then faced with a choice - you can go way offshore and miss the...

Top of the cliff

This is my second visit to Nazare, the old fishing village now more famous for big surfing waves. A German surfer holds the world record for riding the biggest wave (86 ft) here in Nazare. The big waves are not on the beach in the picture but on the other side...


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