Emerald Tales

Currently in Portugal after 7 years in the Mediterranean

29 July 2022 | Porto Santo, Madeira
02 October 2021 | Faro, Portugal
06 June 2021 | Alcoutim
28 May 2021 | Alcoutim
16 April 2021 | Rio Guadiana
31 March 2021 | The Balearic Isles
20 March 2021 | Ayamonte
05 March 2021 | Alcoutim
17 February 2021 | Ayamonte
05 February 2021 | Culatra
27 January 2021 | Alcoutim
19 January 2021 | Larenjeiras, Portugal
08 December 2020 | Puerto Sherry
17 November 2020 | Playa de Bolonia
14 October 2020 | Gibraltar
27 September 2020 | La Linea
18 September 2020

Rio Guadiana - Should We Stay?

27 January 2021 | Alcoutim
Nichola Wright
Or should we go?

September 2020
Before Covid blighted our lives, thereā€™d been a plan for 2020. After seven years of sailing around the Med, Emerald was in need of some TLC. We planned to lift out to a boatyard where we would paint the topsides, Coppercoat the hull and complete some mechanical jobs. It would tie in with my desire for some land time with summertime visits to family and friends. Eight months seemed like sufficient time for boat jobs and visits and if needs be, we could extend into the winter months.

We chose Portugal as our preferred location due to its mild climate, using our winter marina time in Cartagena to research prices and facilities in the Algarve and Lisbon.

After a summer in the Balearics, we'd arrived in the Rio Guadiana, intending to spend a few weeks here before continuing on to Lisbon. But other ideas began to take root.


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Vessel Name: Emerald
Vessel Make/Model: Kelly Peterson 44
Hailing Port: No fixed abode
Crew: Colin 'Skip' Wright, Nichola Wright
About: One from Northern Ireland, one from Yorkshire, UK
Extra: Emerald has been our home since 2004. We've sailed around the UK, the western Baltic and have spent 7 years in the Med. We're currently in Portugal, planning a refit. Lot's more information about us and the boat can be found at www.yachtemerald.com
Home Page: https://www.yachtemerald.com/
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