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Fish out of water...

Hey guys..

with all the time I have spent in Canada and in the US in sub-human temperatures and snow conditions, fred got curious so I had to endulge him.

Last weekend we went to the only place in Portugal where you can get some skiing done.
Needless to say we are like fish out of water, and that stuff is not for us...

This place has snow at the very top, for a few weeks and they have these machines that make snow, also.

Anyway...that stuff...not for me...Fred liked it, but it was too cold.















Luis did what he does best while we spent the day skiing





By the way, on the way there, I passed an army Base and saw an M-48-A5 outside on display. we stopped and guess what,..thyat was my thank when I went to the Army..of all M-48 only 3 survived, mine was one of them...so I got some nostalgic photos too. I was in Cavalary in Santarém, in the early 80's.



Fred couldn't believe all that steel....



And so that no one says this is not sailing related...

Here is a photo taken yesterday, 25 gusting 30's...high seas and cold.


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I always liked the 48, looked like a tank oughta look.
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Nice one Alex, didn't know you had a ski resort in Portugal. What is the place called and where is it?

BTW, how is this related to sailing, apart from the fact that you guys are sailors?
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Uh, where's the hill?
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The mountain is called Serra da Estrela..Its a very very small minute ski place, its not really a resort, as there are no hotels or anything up there. There is an Hotel 15km down the mountain, but up there, nothing..just what you see in the photo.

By the way...go check the very last photo...off course this is sailing related...
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Great pics Alex!! Good to see you are having fun with the family and enjoying your time after what happened.

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Uh, where's the hill?

HEHEHEHEHE

THAT is the HILL!!!!

Sorry Its all we have...and for me its pretty inclined and cold too.

That day the temperature was 5º C...crazy...crazy
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You right Alex, but the lake looks bigger than the hill.
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Alex, did you know that a legend associated with the mountain is mentioned in chapter 41 of the American literary classic, Moby Dick:

"... the prodigies related in old times of the inland Strello mountain in Portugal (near whose top there was said to be a lake in which the wrecks of ships floated up to the surface)..."

well me neither, there's Wiki for ya.
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Alex,
How come you haven't tuned you rig, or the boats weight distribution to get that starboard lean/list out. Wouldn't that keep the water from splashing up and getting you nice wood decks wet?
Perhaps if you stood on the port side?
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