The sailing and marinas were very different in Portugal and the lack of deserted anchorages in beautiful Rias was definitely a downside. However, the first marina we stayed in was incredibly cheap and the staff were really helpful. There was a great family atmosphere and we were quite tempted to stay in Povoa de Varzim!
The posts for August and September 2011 give more details about the places we visited whilst cruising south. In the end we didn’t have much time as we had to return for the UK on 2 occasions, losing a month, so we only stopped at Povoa, Leixoes for 2 nights and then Cascais.