A foggy marina dawn
I’m sitting here at the nav desk, the wind is howling, the rain is drumming on the cabin roof and I’m thinking I might have to put a light on even though it’s midday. It’s still 18’C though 🙂
The sails have been stripped off the masts and bagged, ‘Gleda’ is tied to the pontoons by every cleat, we’re plugged into the shore power, the engines have been flushed through, we’re going nowhere anytime soon.
It’s been an incredible season, 6 months, 1327 nautical miles, 4 countries. 22 days and 5 nights of sailing, 32 nights in marinas, 23 nights on moorings, 84 nights at anchor.
We finished the season in a grand way last week when my daughter Nicole and her boyfriend Simon came to visit for a few days. The weather held up pretty well and we managed to get out for a nice day sail although our old friend the fog came down to see us again.
Our friends Jackie and Ian from ‘Rivalady’ happened to be on the bridge as we left the marina and Jackie took these super shots of us as we passed under them. Thanks Jackie!
Once out we hoisted sail and drifted slowly down the coast in the fog before anchored off Alvor beach for lunch, the sun obligingly came out for an an hour before another bank of fog rolled in, leaving us to sail back in another warm fug.
Nicole & Simon ready for lunch
So the fun times are over for a while now, the clocks go back in a few days and there’s work to be done.
We walked up to the beach just now, here’s a photo I took. Yep, Autumn’s here.