Tag Archives: Dolphins

Oh, We’re Going to Ibiza!

When we arrived it was definitely not totally tropical. The sky and sea were painted in shades of grey, the sea slick and oily and the clouds bunched and threatening. Even so the party started as we motored into Sant … Continue reading

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Moving On

Although the marina development at Benalmadena is huge and although we were tucked in round the back of a solid pontoon, the effect of swell from the west sets the boats rocking there. For most of our stay the wind … Continue reading

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Time Passes

Saturday was spent doing chores and stocking up with provisions. That evening was the Champions League final, between Real and Athletico Madrid. I expected to be spending it in a bar full of Spanish men, but the skipper turned television … Continue reading

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Peniche to Cascais

We were beginning to be rather blasé about the dolphins, waiting for them to show up as opposed to hoping that they would. At first we saw nothing on our way to Cascais, then John spotted a tuna and finally … Continue reading

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Figuria da Foz to Peniche

Another long passage down the coast of Portugal took us to Figuria da Foz, or Fig Foz as it says on all the boats registered there. This time we stayed closer in and the coast seemed to be one long … Continue reading

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Farewell and Adieu to You Fair Spanish Rias

When we first planned to cross Biscay and sail to Greece, we had considered arriving in Baiona, as this would cut off the nasty corner with all the traffic and avoid the dreaded Finisterre. Bill, our instructor for the RYA … Continue reading

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Breakfast with Dolphins

Yesterday morning, as we were gathered in the cockpit for breakfast, John spotted the dolphins again! One actually came into the harbour here to flush out the fish sheltering amongst the pontoons. This time they went about their feeding undisturbed … Continue reading

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