Portugal 🇵🇹

1400 nautical miles into our adventure and we’ve made it to Portugal. With a strong northern breeze behind us we pushed on to Póvoa de Varzim (just north of Porto) and Hugo excitedly raised our Portuguese courtesy flag. We sailed near a Dutch boat who kindly took some photos of us sailing as we passed them. The Portuguese coastline looks so developed compared with Spain and our first experience of a Portuguese town is that it is much wealthier. Albeit that prices are cheap, we’ve eaten out as a family of four, stuffed ourselves, over ordered on dishes and still got change from €30! This is my type of place! We’ve arrived in time for a colourful ‘romaria’ tomorrow and the preparations today have included a LOT of fireworks, mostly let off during daylight and mainly about the noise they make. The speakers are being tested currently at 11pm and the dancing and singing has started already. Even the church appears to be getting a set of Christmas lights. Tomorrow should be fun…

One thought on “Portugal 🇵🇹

  1. Hello from Lagos, we are here on holiday. Sunnier than Wellesbourne at least.

    It looks like you’re having an amazing time.

    All the best,

    Erica Johnston, Alex Wilson, Scruffy and Fraggle


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