Figueira da Foz ~ 1st – 4th October

1st October ~ leaving Porto

We left Porto fairly early as we had 66 nautical miles to do and preferably we like to arrive into a new port before it is dark! 

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On the move again!

There was quite a thick sea fret outside the entrance to the river but we are getting quite used to these now and they are not so daunting as they might appear! It is usually possible to see above to the blue skies which will eventually win the day!!  More worrying are the myriad of fishing pots which we need to avoid at all costs while motoring! Continue reading “Figueira da Foz ~ 1st – 4th October”

Update to Musetta’s Home Page!

October 2018

I have been asked if I would put some photos up on my website so that you can see what Musetta looks like inside! I have eventually got round to doing it so many apologies for the delay, it’s been a very busy summer! She’s just right for us being light and airy, we’re very comfortable!

Just for your information she doesn’t always look this neat and tidy, Alan was away and so I had a bit of a sort out of clutter!!!! Just click here and scroll to the bottom of the ‘home’ page to see the additional photos.

Enjoy!

Porto

27th September

We left Viana do Castelo a little reluctantly as we thought it was a delightful stopover, our first experience of sailing in Portugal.

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Leaving with some company!

It was time to make progress towards Lisbon and to see Lizzie and Den on the ‘Mighty O’ for the last time!  Lizzie and Den were heading south and going to be based on the Algarve where as we would be heading out into the Atlantic after Lisbon to Madeira! Continue reading “Porto”

Viana do Castelo ~ 24th September

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The Portuguese Flag!

Baiona to Viana do Castelo

We left Baiona in bright sunshine and set our course for our first port in Portugal, Viana do Castelo!  We had a very pleasant sail there passing into Portugal three hours into our journey and arrived on the waiting pontoon after a total of 38.5 nautical miles which took us six and three quarter hours!  Continue reading “Viana do Castelo ~ 24th September”

Baiona

Saturday 22nd September ~ Baiona, Monte Real Club Marina

Our final destination in Spain, for the time being at least!! We would be ending the year in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria which as we all know is one of the Spanish Canary Islands!

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The marina in Baiona

Having left the Archipelago de Cies and sailed very gently to Baiona under Genoa only, we arrived at the Monte Real Yacht Club at lunch time and were shown to our berth by two very friendly and helpful marineros.  They explained the workings of the marina and where everything we needed was, showers and laundry! They also explained that we wouldn’t be able to complete any formalities because the office was closed until Monday! They bade us a cheery goodbye and off they went!   Continue reading “Baiona”

The Archipiélago de Cíes!

20th – 22nd September – Islas Cíes These islands were a definite ‘must’ for us to visit before arriving in Baiona, our final port of call in Spain. However, this is a protected area and forms part of the National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia and so we had to apply for a […]

20th – 22nd September – Islas Cíes

These islands were a definite ‘must’ for us to visit before arriving in Baiona, our final port of call in Spain.

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The Archipiélago de Cíes!

However, this is a protected area and forms part of the National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia and so we had to apply for a licence which gave us permission to visit the islands!  Our application was granted and so after our unexpected foray into the Ría de Pontevedra we set off for the Islas de Cíes and the anchorage off the Rodas beach!

Continue reading “The Archipiélago de Cíes!”

Ría de Pontevedra

18th September ~ Ría de Pontevedra

We hadn’t really intended to go into the this Ría as we needed to be in Lisbon by the middle of October so that Alan could return to UK for some business meetings.

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A misty view of a local fishing boat!

However, we were ahead of schedule and as we had been told that it was a place not to be missed, we decided that we did have time! – Such a good decision!. Continue reading “Ría de Pontevedra”