The story of Topaz Rival

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

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 50¢ a litre less than in Porto! I also took the opportunity with a warm engine to change the oil, oil filter, anode and impeller in flurry of engine maintenance. Still think the £99 I spent on the RYA's diesel engine course was some of the best money well spent in what it has saved me since. Robin from the United States, via Switzerland, is due tomorrow so cleaning duties in the morning.

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