Monthly Archives: October 2012

From Cascais to Porto Santo by Madeira

Grandpa Tim Adams writes: To my mind, Cascais would be the ideal place to stay when visiting Lisbon; a most attractive, peaceful town only a short train ride into the centre of the big noisy city. It is also strategically … Continue reading

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From Lisbon Expo Marina to Cascais

Grandpa Tim Adams writes: Having been invited to sail on Rafiki from Lisbon to Madeira, we were looking forward to a good blue water sail and then a few days hiking in our old haunt of Madeira. But, being old … Continue reading

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Life on board in Lisbon – the lovely Marina Parque das Nações!

Cally writes: For the second half of our stay in Lisbon, Rob and I moved the boat to a much nicer marina (than Alcântara) which, although slightly out of town, has a useful discount for ARC participants. The Parque das … Continue reading

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Lisbon (2 of 2)

Cally writes: Arriving in Lisbon We had a beautiful evening sail on 1st October into Lisbon, with splendid views of many interesting buildings while we worked our way up the river Tagus as the sun set and the city lights … Continue reading

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Life on board in Lisbon – Down with the dirty Doca de Alcântara and Cally’s soap opera.

Cally writes: Down with the dirty Doca de Alcântara We weren’t impressed with the first marina we visited (the Doca de Alcântara).  There were hundreds of boats crammed in together, some berthed fore and aft, Mediterranean style, others alongside, with … Continue reading

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Lisbon (1 of 2) – photos

Arrival Sightseeing with Granny Annie

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Berlenga – a home schooling opportunity

“Well, kids.  It’s English today. “Here we are in front of a small island with about 20 human inhabitants.   At one end, on a rocky promontory, there is a fort/castle built by monks to defend themselves from invaders. “At … Continue reading

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