We spent two days in Cascais marina as the prices dropped as of the 01st October so we only paid 15 euros per night including VAT. Cascais Marina also throw in a free bottle of wine when you arrive.
We used these days in the marina to update and fix some bits on Troskala. She now has LED lighting throughout the inside as a week at anchor showed that we could not use our lights as much as was needed due to the consumption. We purchased 9 LED bulbs that cost 11 euros each; much cheaper than in the UK. We also renewed our SSR number that had expired and fixed Troskala’s name to life buoy as this is a requirement for the ARC.
We met some great people in the Marina and a few over for drinks on one of the nights but we also enjoyed freshly caught Tuna aboard ‘Yacht Blood Shot’ one night and drinks with other boats during our stay; it is a great community.
I do not know where the week has gone, and we never managed to take a train into Lisbon but we do feel relaxed and ready for the next voyage. There has been some debate on where we wanted to go next, whether it be Morocco or Madeira but last night we came up with the decision to head to Porto Santo in Madeira, a sail of 450 miles and 4 / 5 days. The wind will be blowing a nice 20 / 25 knots Northerly for the next 5 days so it should be a great passage for the two of us.
So, my next log will come from Madeira in the next 4/5 days.
Se you soon.