Posted by: August Sandberg | 28/10/2012

Eating Latitudes

After two days in Porto, Værbitt set her sails in a sweet 20 knot breeze. With the wind finally abaft her beam, she was flying south. At this unfamiliar point of sailing the helm required constant attention, but the double-handed crew handled it well, welcoming the opportunity of a good work-out. It was amazing to be able to set all sails again, and feeling the gentle heeling of the boat as we hauled the brand new sheets for our enormous 80’s genoa. We were overtaking yacht after yacht, and in well under 48 hours, we reached Lagos in south Portugal with an average speed of 7 knots. Not bad for a 30 years old cruiser, her original sails held together by duct tape and fishing line.

Sailing up river to Lagos, Portugal

Lagos is warm, sunny, and full of palm trees and sunburnt brits. We plan to stay here for a few days, awaiting the return of the atlantic high pressure system ‘the Azores high’ to propel us to our last european destination; Las Palmas.

The gate to Lagos Marina. No slipping away from this berthing bill.

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