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Portugal

August 21, 2014

After two weeks cruising in Portugal we are now close to the Spanish border to Algarve. Portugal has been a very pleasant experience, a lot of culture, finally some decent sea temperature and very nice and friendly people. Only challenge has been the language, probably because we are trying to use some portuguese words rather than using english – most people speak excellent english. From the north we mixed touristy town marinas like Cascais and Lagos with lovely anchorages. A new record high marina fee was encountered in Lagos. Well, if you consider the marina office that looks like any global HQ and number of staff it is probably fair pay. We have met many nice fellow sailors here in Portugal, in Lagos we finally had a drink with Brian and Penny the owners of Dignity from Solent, UK. We/they have been following their/our footsteps since Brittany. Today we also met a nice expat couple from UK living in southern Spain, David and Helen, S/Y Deep Blue, getting some very useful hints of marinas and places to visit in south Spain. From Faro where we are now enjoying, 30C air, 23C sea, 22n wind we are likely tomorrow heading for Ayamonte, the first Spanish town adjacent to Portugal.

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