Thursday, August 20, 2009

Arrival

Hi All, Llew has now joined the boat for a few weeks, he arrived Monday night at Davilia Sport Marina in Vigo port. He brought with him many items I had left behind and a few new bits. So Tuesday we did a trip to the Atlantic islands that protect Ria de Vigo from the ocean and make it a safe cruising area. After choosing a spot we anchored for the afternoon and went to the beach, found a beach bar for a snack and a beer then back to the boat and sailed to Miera to anchor for the night.
I hadnt done any shopping for fresh food so we went ashore and had the local favorite of grilled sardines + boiled potatoes and some smaller fish also grilled, a few beers as well.
As the boat is now ready to go I need a weather window again to leave the coast, the next Port of call is Ilha Do Porto Santo in the Arquipelago da Madeira, its approx 650 nautical miles away so have moved the boat again yesterday back to Baiona, its a short trip into the Atlantic from here, we had a lovely sail till about 3.00pm when the wind dropped off, then motored through the short cut called Canal de la Porta between Las Estalas islands and Monte Ferro to the anchorage.

We will wait here now for some pridictable weather that will last for the time it will take, Im looking for at least 7 days of settled conditions for the journey, 3 of which to get away from the coast and into the Atlantic proper.
Roy + Llew.

3 comments:

  1. MARATTENBOROUGH11@TISCALI.CO.UKAugust 25, 2009 at 6:10 PM

    Hiya cousin Roy congratulations and best wishes love from Marlene and Stuart

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  2. Roy
    Hope all is still going well.
    Following your progress.
    Like the pics & video etc.
    Best wishes from Jim & Lilian

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  3. Long time - no mail! How are you both - and where are you? love, Margaret

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