Ready To Leave For Porto Santo

We are back on Beyzano having spent 8 days in the UK for mum’s funeral. Everything went as well as could be expected and the service was a fitting tribute with a reading of the Lord’s Prayer (Ein Tad) in welsh by my cousin Nansi, as my mother didn’t speak english until she was 8. Welsh hymns and music sung by welsh male voice choirs ensured a good send off and I was especially proud of her 3 grand-children who walked behind her coffin.

We now need to sail across to Porto Santo, as we want to visit Madeira in memory of Rob’s parents who always wanted to go there but didn’t live to do so. The crossing will take us about 4 days and the weather looks good from Sunday morning, so we intend to leave then although the wind is from the SE which is unusual for this time of year. Hopefully we will catch some tuna on the way but we are going food shopping this afternoon just in case we don’t.

Andy and Ann from ‘Pipit’ are still in the area awaiting a Raymarine Plotter part, so are anchoring outside the marina tonight and having dinner with us. Tomorrow the ‘low season’ begins so our charge drops to 20 euros plus VAT from 44 euros a night. There isn’t a ‘mid season’!

My aunt gave us a ‘Guardian Angel’ to keep us safe on our travels, so we will hang it up before we set sail on Sunday, which is also the 25th birthday of our son, James. Happy Birthday James xx

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