3rd May- 6thJune, 2021
Approaching the inlet to Guadiana river, which is the border between Spain and Portugal
Now in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, in the Guadiana River. We stayed in the marina here. Sundowner on Horizon with OCC Port Officer, Peter Whitby and his wife Irene.
A beach walk along the south coast of Portugal. Pretty empty in this direction...
The same in the other direction...The houses at the end of the beach is the town of Monte Gordo
Lots of small crabs among the rocks on the pier
Shell art on the beach
Wonderful forest close to Vila Real de Santa Antonio. Lots of nice trails for hiking and biking
Lots of small sheds where people live around these old warehouses
Contrast! Newly renovated Grand Hotel in Vila Real
Fun sculptures on the bike road up to the castle. All made of washers.
We had lunch in Monte Gordo. Very impressive boardwalk here, with lots of restaurants.
We anchored inside the breakwater in Culatra, Faro
It was warm in the water inside the breakwater, so I jumped in and cleaned the hydro and the wind wane rudder
Pretty strong currents going out through the narrow passage in the breakwater
Not much wind in the morning, then suddenly we saw this sharp line of wind at a distance. Sure enough, a minute later we had great sailing wind. Nice!
Spectacular coastline with lots of rocks and grottos, from Faro up to Portimao
Love the lighthouse
Lots of birds on this rock
A small picturesque town surrounded by the tall cliffs
Signs in the sky that bad weather is approaching
Beautiful sunset over Portimao
Horizon is now safely docked in Lagos marina.
We are still positively negative, got our fifth Covid PCR swab. Now on our way to Colorado to get our Covid vaccine, Yay. We will be there for less than two weeks. Looking forward to see some friends and family again
The bridge in to Lisbon on our road-trip from Lagos.
Pretty empty flight from Frankfurt to Denver
Vaccination was pretty important. But the highlight of the day was to get to see Findus. Realizing that Findus is the only one that we dare to hug nowadays...
Back at the boat I tried out our new Stand up paddleboard. We are very happy with it. We can also convert it in to a kayak. And it's inflatable, so pretty easy to store. Very light weight. Love it
Celebrated our 33rd Anniversary yesterday We had a wonderful day here in Lagos, Portugal.
Did a long hike out to the lighthouse
Celebrating onboard Horizon with champagne
Dinner with a view with wonderful new cruising friends. Thanks for joining us in our celebration
Then we finally left Lagos Marina after almost a month. Now fully Vaccinated!
We left Portugal on the Swedish National Day, 6th of June. Next stop Madeira.