Now we start from Nazaré in Portugal. Nazaré is located near Berlenga island and is one day´s sailing distance from Lisboa.
We set the sails early this spring after the month of March. It is the month when the wind is blowing from all the directions in Portugal. This is an old saying but it seems to be true.
We pass Lisboa this time because of numerous visits in the town itself and the river Tejo.
One interesting natural harbor is on our way. We had to anchor with the back against the Atlantic Ocean. This is not wise and we also woke up early in the morning to continue the trip. The rounding of Cabo de Sao Vicente is always a thrill because of the varying winds.
We continue to the Macaronesian islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Porto Santo a beautiful and genuine island with a vast history back to Kolumbus era.
La Palma from the Canaries is beautiful and green with high mountainous landscapes. Here you still find normal life without so much turistic atmosphere.
I hope you enjoy of this photo journey of the Atlantic Ocean and Macaronesian islands!
The cover photo is taken by Ulf Olsson
Wine trees at Quinta do Lorde
Wind is getting harder
Wind flyes Finnish flag
Wind and waves
We sight La Palma
The pontoons in Quinta do Lorde
Sy Clary in Atlantic waves
Storm sun comes up the next morning
Storm early next morning
Sines night fall
Sines fishing harbor
Quinta do Lorde balcony to the sea
Puerto San Miguel
Puerto San Miguel sunset
Preventers on main sail
Porto Santo pier
Porto sailing harbor
Porto Santo rooftops
Palms trees at Los Gigantes
Sy Naneux reefed sails
Sy Naneux reefed genoa, speed 6,5 knots
Sy Naneux, No stern wave
Sy Naneux Pertti is concentrating on the helm
Sy Naneux forcing through the waves
Moon behind the sea mist
Los Gigantes, 700 m high cliffs
Los Gigantes a vue between the houses
Los Cristianos fishermen
Las Galletas old harbor
La Palma scenery behind low floating clouds
La Palma behind the waves
Funchal the event square
Funchal fiesta of the sea
Flowers at Quinta do Lorde
Fishing rod in evening sunset
Early morgning fishermen
Down town Porto Santo Vila Baleira
Arrifana bay night wiew
Arrifana bay at first sight