Category Archives: Portugal

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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Lisbon

Also to mark Rob’s birthday we took the train into Lisbon yesterday for a day out to see the sights. The train station is a 10 minute walk from here, cost 4.40 euros return each to Lisbon centre and was … Continue reading

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Cascais

The past couple of nights we have spent in Cascais marina, which is quite a trendy place! Lots of cool restaurants and bars with uncool prices to match but it was Rob’s birthday and no expense is spared for that. … Continue reading

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Sad News

We received sad but not unexpected news from my dad last night. My mother really left us in the spring due to illness and never returned home again but she passed away peacefully on Friday evening just 4 days before … Continue reading

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Long Trip South to Cascais

We got weather forecasts from the office in Leixoes, Pipit and our SSB and decided it would be safe to leave to get further south on Wednesday. Initially we planned to go to Nazare following an overnight passage and our … Continue reading

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Leixoes

We left Povoa de Varzim after lunch on Monday 12 September as planned and had a slow sail in company with ‘Pipit’ to Leixoes, which was only 13 miles south. There was still some swell so the sails were banging … 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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Good To Be Back!

Great to be back in the sunshine again after 3 weeks in the UK, which were mainly wet and cold! Having had so long without sun I mistakenly put the bimini away at lunch time and of course it was … Continue reading

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Time to Return to Povoa

I am having a weekend in London staying with my eldest son, Elliott and his girlfriend Claudia, before returning to Gatwick and on to Porto on Wednesday. Am really looking forward to seeing Rob and Beyzano again! Sadly, my old … Continue reading

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Separate Lives Again!

A week has gone by since I arrived back in the UK and I have been spending every day in my old family home sadly clearing it. We moved here when I was 7 so it is full of memories. … Continue reading

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