|Fun in the engine|
|Smoke over the marina in Vigo|
|Vigo - interesting dinner!|
We had a nice sail out of Ria Vigo but as soon as we turned South and came out from behind the islands the swell picked up in what felt like every direction; it was like we were in a washing machine.We did not have enough wind to sail at any speed in these seas, so motor sailing was all we could do until, strangely we crossed into Portuguese waters. Then we managed to sail, however the wind was all over the place, we had the pole up one side and then the other and then sailed without the pole for a bit at 120 degrees before poling out again – gosh what a tiring day and all with hardly any visibility due to smoke. The most frustrating day yet.
We were then approaching the Port of Lexioes when we received a call from the Katherine who could not drop their main sail beyond their second reef, as the halyard was stuck, they asked if we could help and were doing laps of the harbour in 20 plus knots. We considered anchoring but thought we should secure Askari, so whizzed in under full engine and tied up in a very scruffy marina still surrounded by bush fires and big docks, launched our tender and Andrew went to assist.
|Up the mast on the Katherine|
|Smokey Marina at Lexioes|
|Metro trip to Vigo|
|Market in Porto|
|Deli Founded 120 years ago|
|OMG just love these custard tarts|
|Smokey bridge over the river Douro|
|Fun night in Lexioes|
|With gifts of wine at Los Ibericos|