Category Archives: Madeira

Swimming, Baking and Painting

Started the day off with a warm swim in crystal clear water off the sandy beach next to the marina. This is the life! Beats getting up at 0500 to drive along the M4 to Bristol in the dark to … Continue reading

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Mountain Walk

We finally made it up to the top of the hill overlooking the marina this morning and it was certainly worth the climb just for the view. Although still quite windy, the sky is still blue and the sea calm … Continue reading

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Porto Santo

We seem to arrive in some places and feel far too at home within a short time, wanting to stay and stay. Porto Santo is another such place with the stunning beach and friendly marina. Last night we met a … Continue reading

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Arrival in Porto Santo

We arrived at 0900 having spent half an hour going further south to await daybreak so we could enter the harbour in light. We called the marina and were told we were too big and heavy for the mooring buoys … Continue reading

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Cascais to Porto Santo (next to Madeira)

The highlights of the flight from Heathrow to Lisbon were the First Class BA Lounge courtesy of all those air miles Rob has accrued, arriving early and going right over Portsmouth, the Solent and Needles, our old sailing grounds which … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Leaving Today

Quick last post before we leave Povoa de Varzim exactly a month after we arrived! It is my dad’s birthday too – Happy Birthday Dad xx The swell yesterday was 3.8 metres so we watched the Grand Prix in the … Continue reading

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