We had a plan to spend a few days at anchor in the natural reserve of Arrábida. However, there were a lot of restrictions. You might or might not be allowed to stay overnight at anchor, no anchoring closer than
The gennaker mishap in the strong wind 9.7. – 10.7.
Finally, the Portuguese tradewinds reached us. We were sailing for almost the whole 46 nautical miles from Peniche to Cascais and enjoying the smooth waters by hoisting the gennaker or so would you think… It was an amazing weather for
The Berlinga Islands and Peniche 8.7. – 9.7.
Just after breakfast we departed from Nararé to the islands of Berlenga. The island is very small and there is only protection from the NW swell. Fortunately, we got lucky and the swell was from NW. There are a lot
Nazaré 7.7. – 8.7.
We still had a few days of holiday and there were several options to continue south from Figueira to Lisbon. Also, we were in no hurry. One possibility was to make one long leg of 115 nautical miles from Figueira
Figueira da Foz 3.7. – 7.
The heat wave in central Europe continued and the low pressure in the middle of the Atlantic held its position just off the Portuguese coast. This meant that there was no wind on the coast and also that we had
Porto 26.6. – 3.7.
We sailed 39 nautical miles from Viana do Castelo to the home of port wine, to the city of Porto from where this famous sweet wine is shipped all over the world. We however were just about to dive into
Viana do Castelo 21.6. – 26.6.
One of the biggest annual celebrations in Finland is the midsummer solstice. The fact that we sailed into new country just at midsummer felt like a proper thing to do for celebrating the year’s longest day. And so Suwena sailed
Baiona 17.6. – 21.6.
Baiona was the last port of call in our Galician adventure, and what an amazing stop it became. When we were arriving in the bay of Baiona there were already quite a few boats anchored. Andrus commented “there is a
Islas Cíes 15.6 – 17.6.
Finally, we were on a way to the islands of Cíes. Last summer our island exploration tour was cut short, and we only spent one night in the anchorage due to the weather. Thus, we were really eager to get
Cangas 12.6. – 15.6.
Our second season on Galician Rías had started. From our experience we knew that every afternoon, the north wind Nortada will arrive like a clockwork. Thus, we were not in any hurry and we took it easy until the afternoon.