Carlotta’s Birthday & Porto Santo – 21st October 2012


It was Carlotta’s Birthday on the 21st.  I big thank you to all the cruisers her made the day so special for her.  We were greeted by the family on Rafiki with balloons, cake and presents. April and Kane also came bearing gifts of chocolate cake and  a lovely wash bag for Carlotta.

We decided to rent a moped for the day and explore the island.  To rent a moped cost only 20 Euros and we managed to see the whole island in one afternoon. In the evening we were joined by Willi Tucker and his fiddle and were entertained during pre-dinner drinks to some amazing Scottish tunes with Emily and James also playing some fantastic tunes.

We all went to a restaurant in the evening to experience typical Portuguese food.  It was a great day with perfect company throughout.  Thank you all for the kind messages on Carlotta’s Birthday, it was much appreciated.

I hope you enjoy the photos.










4 thoughts on “Carlotta’s Birthday & Porto Santo – 21st October 2012

  1. Hola Carlotta (i Oliver) Muchas felicidades para tus cumpleanos!!! you certainly seem to have had a good time, and if there was an award for the number of people you can get into the teeny-tiny cockpit of a Rival 32 you’d win that too!! if you have been following the weather back home you’ll know that it’s cold and grey, and due to get colder at the weekend, so hope you have a really great time in sunny warm Madeira!
    Best Wishes

    1. Thank you Barbara. The community here is amazing and has made our stay in Porto Santo even better. There are such different types of people but all lovely. I hope you are well.

  2. Happy Birthday Carlotta
    from Mark, Heather and Jess.

    Looks like a fab day was had by all!
    (we have only met Oliver but with the blog
    we feel we have gotten to know you too!)

    All the best.

  3. Didn’t know your birthday was coming, Carlotta, but many congratulations to you both on your plucky sail to Porto Santo in a much smaller boat than ours, in conditions which weren’t too comfortable even for us in Rafiki. By the end of the passage you must have been confusing your genny sheets with your fishing line. Such fun to see pictures afterwards of a huge party including our grandchildren adding a few inches to your waterline length. Best wishes, Tim and Sally.

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