Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lagos to Gibraltar. October 2014.


Dear Friends,

The trip from Cascais to Lagos was easy going. A faint breeze and we arrived the next day at the excellent marina in Lagos. The afternoon explored the old city centre and had a great dinner (fish of course) in a restaurant off the tourist track.

The next day went by bus to Portimao, and checked out the beach scene. It was a great day, playing tourist.

Pleasantly surprised by FedEX, delivering the trampoline netting, sent to us by Fountaine Pajot. So we spent basically all day (under a sweltering sun) to get it properly attached.

Prior to heading for Gibraltar, some additional supermarket shopping and of we went.

It was an easy run for the strait of Gibraltar and even had to kind of slowdown in order to arrive in daylight at Gibraltar. The AIS showed a lot of vessel movement going in and out, but we stayed clear of the shipping lane on the Spanish side. The sight of the rock was amazing… Not so amazing was that none of the three available marinas had room for us, so we ended up anchoring out in front of the La Linea Marine (Spanish side). We went to shore and went SIM card hunting as we are constantly in need of internet connections. That, we managed at the Carrefour supermarket. We had dinner on board, and the whole look and feel of this place was not inviting enough to make us stay. The next day, early, starting our quick tour in the Med…



A day at the beach. Portimao                   


Portimao beach                                                                          LOVEly


How to install a trampoline netting on a Cat.. this is how you do it….


Leaving Lagos Marina heading for Gibraltar…


At daybreak approach to the Strait                  Gibraltar, aka the Rock…


Same Rock, different angle                                     on our way to La Linea, anchorage


Leaving for the Med..

Have fun


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