Douro to Figueira da Foz and Peniche

Douro to Figueira da Foz and Peniche

Saturday 28th July   Figueira da Foz The reliable Portuguese trade winds decided to go on strike just before our journey further south to Figueira da Foz. As a consequence, the engine stayed on all the way… a journey of seven hours.  At least we had a reprieve...
Port in Porto

Port in Porto

Wednesday 26th July Viana to Douro The sail from Viana do Costelo can hardly be described as relaxing. With the wind blowing between 18 and 22 knots from behind, and the distribution of lobster pots creating a bizarrely uncoordinated slalom course, we were frazzled...