December 29, 2018
We had a great sail to Cascais yesterday - sailing overnight from Porto. AS predicted, the wind was initially on the nose and clocked overnight to give us a downwind sail in the early morning with 15-20 kt winds.
The boat did great, with speeds around 7 kts and up to 9.5 down waves - it was stunning. We passed by the steep coastline near Cascais/Lisbon and arrived safely in the very protected Cascais Marina.
So far, only a little exploring. But the town looks tasteful, but a little touristy. Quite different to Porto which was very traditional. We like it. Should be here a few days as we need to get engines services on the baos and holidays will of course delay that. This is also the spot we are picking up extra crew - Ron and Julie and our of course our son Austin! We are all very excited to see them.
BTW - I will not be able to post to this blog while we are at sea, but we have managed to establish a Facebook page for Midnight Sun III. We will be able to make short text posts to this, but we will not be able to see any feedback until we have internet in port. Please check it out on Facebook. i will try to post more on Cascais in a couple of days.