For the first time in the Algarve, groups of people with physical disabilities or with reduced mobility will be able to stroll along the Ria Formosa and enjoy spectacular scenarios, up to now only available to those with the capacity to board regular boats.
Sunday October 2nd 1988, a day that will be forever branded into my memory. It all really started the day before. I'd just come in from a short fishing trip on a 20 metre wooden trawler of which I was the captain. We'd done extremely well so all of us were keen to go again as soon as possible and we'd agreed to muster at midnight the same day.
Owning a boat is a blast. There’s nothing quite like going for a ride out in the ocean, lake, or a river. That being said, boats are part machines that require regular maintenance. Here are a few top useful tips on how to keep your boat in great shape for years to come!
On Boxing Day we found a stationary "Black Box" in open water some 2 miles off the coast at Zavial. Its presence dominated the nautical setting bringing an amazing contrast to the blue panorama that normally covers the glorious 180 degree seawards view from the cliffs. Zavial to Lagos in the East and Westwards to the penisular at Sagres.
After Mars, it is probably the most enigmatic place that Humanity has never set foot on: the deep sea. Symbolically named Challenger 150, in reference to the deepest point on the planet (Challenger Deep), a new program with scientists from all over the world aims to bring to the surface the knowledge that is still hidden in the depths of the oceans.
Portuguese woman Carla Fowler (nee Magalhães Oliveira), together with her husband Simon (UK) and their cat Dobby, made landfall in Vilamoura, the very port they departed from 2.5 years ago, after sailing 22,000 nautical miles and visiting 45 countries.
Covid-19 has marooned liveaboard sailors worldwide. Portuguese born Carlos Dionisio, owner and Jump Master of Bungy Portugal, formally situated at the Marina de Albufeira, faces the last leg of his passage back to Portugal from the island of Madeira.
The adventure began with a crew of 3, who sailed from Portugal to the Northernmost island of the Canaries, Ilsa da Graciosa. This was the first planned stop of a passage to the Bahamas. Unfortunately on the 3rd of February, after 11 days at sea, disaster struck.
A 104 year old vessel and her crew, who after 14 days quarantine at anchor, and a total of 52 days at sea, have now been refused clearance into Portimão, where major refit works were planned after a 3 year circumnavigation.
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