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
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
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
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
Praia de Albarquel 20.8. – 25.8.
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