well, i,ve finally found the time to put together some footage of the trip form les sables d'lonne to vilamoura, from november/december last year....
we've crossed biscay before, but at leisure and in a motor boat
so this was with a bit of healthy anxiety that we headed out into the ocean on a brand new, untested boat
needn't have worried, the boat performed perfectly, we only managed to sail between lisbon and the algarve but that was fine. the important thing was to get the boat home in one piece and snag any issues that arose, (none).
so the weather
behaved, for most of the time, and when it got blowy it was from 180 with lovely big, regular rollers to ride down.
we managed to put 90 hours on the engines before lisbon so dropped in for a, ahem, 50 hour service
and a quick ruby.
arriving in the algarve for the second time by boat was terrific, it seems to flatten out as you turn left at cabo st vicente and as we arrived in vilamoura i was left feeling very pleased with the boat and very much looking forward to the next few months of learning
to sail....which is currently going very well thanks to youtube
i hope you enjoy the video, it won't give the daley adventure or the wynns a run for their money
but it captures some of the moment fairly well.
atb nigel and ann