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Sailing in Portugal more photos

OK, Before leaving, Valiente gave me all of the photos he took of our trip from Cascais to Vilamoura in Giulietta. (he has the ones in Lisbon)

With his permission, I will post most of them, as he is really a good photographer and some of them are worth sharing...because they are beautifull.

I will comment where appropriate. Enjoy please.

Thanks Mark!!

It all started the night before, at my house, we ate a nice dinner cooked by Giulietta, and we drank some nice wine, the kids were there too.





During that day, me and Tom, had put the boat in the water...







she spent one more night at home....








in the morning Giulietta drove Val to the airport to get his lost-found luggage, while me, Tom, Fred and Alexandre prepared the boat.






a few miles after we left cascais, was time for a good octopus salad...we all enjoyed it, and it was cooked by Alexandre's wife, a extraordinaire cook.

ME and Alexandre secretely were laughing at Tom's face looking at ot, Mark not so much... after a while, they said they really liked it!!

this is me in my Red Neck Octopus Salad face!!! Just like an American, eat and drive!!!






Alexandre also enjoyed his salad






Good moral, good friendship, good seamanship a lot of safety and common sense, and happy inter-relation was present from minute one to the last minute...an unforgetable experience with these two..






Now we're around 15 miles West of the Portuguese coast, heading South...keep going and you're in North Africa!!

If we turned 90º West, we would be in USA!!!






Fred spent the whole of the first day inside the uggly dodger playing Game boy...he wasn't feeling good.
Us grownups, spoke, talked shared stories and experiences.






Then after a 4 hours or so...TERRA Á VISTA....or as you say...Land Ahoy!!!

Cabo Espichel (Espichel cape was finally visible)



Getting closer...



and closer....



and even closer.....






Then we passed it.....





We finally entered Sines Harbour, still a mile before we entered the marina..I like this photo a lot. The entrance North side is very dangerous and tricky.





Alexandre is indeed my best freind, and my whole family likes him...Fred likes him a lot, and its good...

Here Fred, joined Alexandre as we head for the marina right in the front..this is also a favorite photo...my son is so grown up now...





And...here's the Sines marina, inside the harbour.





This is me, when we went for dinner... my dear boat behind me...





Now this was funny, as we returned from dinner, we saw THIS!!!!!!!!!!

We don't know what it is, but Alexandre thought it was a Swan or a Swedish...

Anyway, this guy built a flying deck or bridge or whatever in this nice boat, then on the end of the "boatform", or platform, he puts davits and a dinghy that looks like was tied up by my never-goes-to-sea-mother...

Anyway he put seats all the way around it too...

I have seen ugly, but not like this....how do you get back on the boat??





Sines aty night, seen form the boat...






MArk doing the "morning" drive shift...thanks Mark!! Good sailor and a man to trust!!








nothing for miles and miles and miles






Then we got to sail some...






Tom helped me with some fittings while underway...






Then, in the middle of nowhere, 15 to 18 miles off the coast, we got a visitor, a little bird landed on the boat many times but never let us photograph, then.... a few hours later..this little guy lands, and Mark took its photo....enduring little bastard!!!





Finally Cape St. Vincent (Cabo São Vicente) and Sagres








And for posterity...a photo of an extremely good looking extremely brave and good sailor....




The rest....you have seen from the threads Sailing with the Portuguese and Tommyt And Valiente sailing in Portugal

Thanks for watching....

In the end of September, I have the ride up...start your inscriptions!!!!

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Great photo's Thank YOU!
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Very nice... I like the dodger...




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Very nice... I like the dodger...
Damn it Dog, you got there before me !!

Fabulous dodger indeed. Makes that thing look like a real boat.

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Wonderful pics Alex. This is the sort of stuff that there should be more of.

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Great photos G-!! Why does it look like the rock at Cabo São Vicente is giving you the finger???

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Fabulous dodger indeed. Makes that thing look like a real boat.

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Wonderful pics Alex. This is the sort of stuff that there should be more of.
LOL... Great minds think alike...




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Dog: The dodger is nice, but a Bimini would add something as well.

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Great photos G-!! Why does it look like the rock at Cabo São Vicente is giving you the finger???
That's the Portuguese salute to the Spanish fleet after the Battle of Cape St. Vincent: Battle of Cape St. Vincent (1780) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I heard a lot about the national qualities of both the Spanish and the French in that cockpit. Did you know that the Spanish produce bad air and the French make cheese out of it that is suitable for weddings?

Or something like that. Anyway, apparently we passed it on the one day of the year the gales were cancelled.
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Where can I get a boat with two steering wheels? That seems ideal for learning!
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Hey Giu...how much tide do you get in Portugal? Looking at some of those cliffs it looks like it might be pretty big?
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