Time-out

Today was a slow and relaxing day.

We stayed in Cascais, got some work done, did laundry, scoped out the supermercado (they do deliver – which is important for our planned shopping spree on Thursday before we leave to Madeira), picked up the not repaired gennaker (and took measurement to potentially find a used replacement online), watched the very impressive J-Class Endeavour tie up in the marina – always quite a sight when the mast length of the tallest mast in the harbor doubles…

We also made a first connection with the Clube Naval de Cascais where Ulf and Philip are planning to work from for the next couple of days (and change burgees with) (they are the first yacht club that has optimists made out of aluminum we came across).

We had spent about 30min debating various ways to get Tioga out of her slip against the gusty northerly and were positively surprised  that the wind had not only calmed down significantly but also turned 180 degrees – making for a very smooth departure – lots of noise about nothing and quite a relief for us (and better than the other way around).
We then left the marina and anchored just outside of it – to learn that we had to move due to the local fireworks.
Moving half a mile further down the coast positioned us well to watch the show and enjoy Ulf’s first pulpo dinner – and what it dinner it was, we want more, a lot more…

Maybe the day wasn’t as slow as it seemed…

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One thought on “Time-out

  1. Liebes Team von Tioga

    Nun seit ihr schon 56 Tage unterwegs und es ist für mich wirklich unfassbar wieviele Seemeilen ihr mit Bravur schon wieder zurückgelegt habt und was ihr dabei alles erleben durftet. Trotz einiger angsteinflössenden Vorkommnisse und Momente und auch noch technischen Problemen konntet ihr euren geplanten Zeitplan einhalten…
    Mit voller Spannung werde ich auch das vorerst letzte benannte Leg 6 verfolgen und schicke Euch meine besten Wünschen und Gedanken mit auf eurer weitere Reise.
    Vielen Dank an dieser Stelle auch für all die tollen Fotos!!!

    Herzliche Grüsse
    Carmen

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