Current Position: 38 38.64 N 009 6.47 W Click to view map.
Distance sailed since last post: 15 nautical miles. View the map of our voyage track here
We are now back in Seixal, Portugal, having had a month in Canada to welcome Allisen’s new baby boy, Behnam – grandson number 3! It was a good and busy time, as I also used the opportunity to do some more renovations on one of our rental properties.
So now, after another quick visit to Casegas to see Ceu’s mom and wish her brother Joachim a happy birthday, we will be ready to take off on our new adventures.
The plan, originally, was to head to Madeira. But seeing the winds and the distances, we are thinking that we can also fit in a quick visit to Morocco first. So that would mean scooting down the west coast of Portugal back to the Algarve. Then a two-night crossing south east to Morocco and then, after that, a 4 night crossing east to Madeira. Or we might miss out Madeira totally, since it was burnt down by all those fires, and that would give us additional time for visiting Morocco.
After that we then resume our original plan of heading south to the Canaries, Senegal, Gambia, Cabo Verde and West to Barbados. For all of these trips we should have favourable winds – somewhere between a beam reach and a run, though the waves may make things a bit more lively than we were used to in the Mediterranean.
Over the last year we have not done a lot of sailing! In fact, I think we have been afloat for probably only two months in the last year. But next year will make up for that, as we shall be visiting by boat three different continents (Europe, Africa and North America) and crossing one ocean. And, hopefully, catching lots of fish!
We will keep you informed as we progress.