Monthly Archives: October 2013


It began raining before dawn. We woke to a pleasant pattering on the hatch above, which soon turned to a persistent drumming. There was a sound of water spilling in and we raced to close the toilet vents. Rivulets of … Continue reading

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We are to have neighbours as we overwinter here in Lagos. They are a couple from Belgium, Annemie and Patrick, who will be staying on board their yacht throughout the winter. They have offered to keep a friendly eye on … Continue reading

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Back to the Summer

We came back out to Portugal on Tuesday, waking at a bleak 4.30 am to travel to Leeds Bradford for a breakfast flight. It was coId, damp and very dark. I had started with a cold, which John was just … Continue reading

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