Lisbon to Sesimbra

Now a crew of 4: Chris, Jac, Jan and Robert (see 22nd August) we set off southwards once again. The rough plan was to make our way down to the Algarve and then linger there for while until we had to say goodbye to Jan on her way back to the UK. Unusually the sun was out  and we had a comfortable sail and motor sail in an easy force 4 wind. The trip was uneventful with the exception of a strange tinge to the sea which appeared almost red wine coloured at times, reminiscent of “The Wine Dark Sea” described in the Illiad. Sesimbra was one of the most expensive marinas at which we had stayed and didn’t seem to deliver value for money as the facilities there were pretty basic with no shops or restaurants in easy reach. Jan took a walk into town as the promised bus service didn’t seem to exist and we finished the day with a meal on the boat.


Author: chrisgowers

Retired pilot now sailing around the Mediterranean accompanied by my wife Jacquie.

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