In February of 2020 we came to Lisbon for preparing Suwena for the summer cruise. Andrus serviced the engine, and we visited several boatyards to choose a location for annual haulout. And we found a suitable place from Algés next
Parque das Nações, Lisbon
When we were arriving in Lisbon we sailed up the river of Tejo, the weather was perfect. Gentle breeze pushed Suwena past the city center and one-by-one we passed by the major sights of Lisbon. We were completely full of
Suwena’s spring chores in Lisbon 1.5. – 17.5.
The boat has been alone in the marina so long that our biggest worry was the condition of the fuel. Is there a diesel bug in the tanks? Modern diesel fuels always contain some percentages of biodiesel otherwise known as
We spent a major part of our time in Lisbon on recommissioning Suwena. However, we managed to squeeze in a few days of exploring the city. After all we were in the heart of Lisbon and it’s a very fascinating
Algés 17.5. – 10.6.
The passage from the marina of Parque das Nações to the boatyard of Centro Náutico de Algés passed in no time because the bottom of Suwena around the log wheel was so full of sea life that the wheel only
Cascais 10.6. – 13.6.
Suwena was put back into the drink on 10th of June. There is a small pontoon next to the boatyard and its left side is reserved for boatyard’s visitors. During the launching of Suwena the waves were minimal. However, during
Sines 13.6. – 14.6.
We had a possibility to sail in one go from Cascais, around the corner of Portugal and to Algarve or split the trip into two. The distance from Cascais to Lagos is 120 nautical miles. It was still early in
Sagres 14.6. – 16.6.
Are you going to turn left or right? This is what every sailor is asking from others in marinas when sailing south on Portuguese coast towards the cape of Cabo de São Vicente. For us it was clear, our intention
Lagos 16.6. – 19.6.
Marina de Lagos is the true sailing center of Algarve. In addition to local sailors many foreigners keep their boat here and of course pretty much every sailing boat stop here unless she makes a direct passage between Cadiz or
Alvor 19.6. – 22.6.
Without any doubt the best anchorage in Algarve is the lagoon of Alvor, located only three nautical miles east from Lagos. Every cruiser ever been here has recommended it and not without reason. The first anchoring area is just after