It’s a bit blowy

Lagos, Portugal is one of the farthest west areas of Europe. It’s tucked in behind a large section of cliffs, giving it great protection from the tropical storms that have hit the West Coast of Europe recently.

Below are pictures of ruined headsails from boats berthed in Figueira de Foz just after Leslie hit.

We’re in for a few days of big winds, so have taken the headsail down, tied the wind turbine up, removed the solar panels, strapped down the bimini and stripped everything that could blow off the deck or pontoon. I clocked the winds at around 43 knots on camera this afternoon, that’s 49.5 miles an hour 🌬💨

There’ll be a new blog post and video soon

S xx

10 Replies to “It’s a bit blowy”

  1. Looks like you’re having a fab adventure. We are in Yalikivak Turkey 🇹🇷 Watching some sailing and yatchs coming into the swanking marina, Emma Berry & family xx

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  2. Crikey, it’s literally a case of batten down the hatches. Hunker down people, it’s a gonna blow.

    Home from the USA, back to the hum drum. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

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