A few more photos of our crew that sailed from Cascais (close to Lisbon) via Madeira and La Graciosa to Lanzarote (part of the Canary Islands). We left the marina in Cascais in flat water and a dead calm, just to see things change within seconds to significant swell and a decent breeze. Apart from the challenge for the new crew to get used to this new environment quickly, we had a smooth trip from there.
Madeira’s natural beauty, the many, many tunnels and of course their wine and good food made a lasting impression. La Graciosa was the biggest surprise due to perfect beaches, impressive volcanoes, its remoteness with very few tourists making it there and of course the legendary finish on Saturday night. With Arrecife, we found the perfect marina to leave Tioga for a longer period and enjoyed a number of highlights that are hard to find anywhere else.
We sailed a total of 810 miles, barely ran the engine and enjoyed mostly broad reaches.
And most importantly, nobody got hurt.
A very nice finish to our European tour…
Frank Barba (from Cascais to Madeira)