Saturday, June 28, 2014

Still alive

LinoCat has been sold a while ago now and we are living in Germany again.

Kids are getting older and go to an international Kindergarten here.

Monday, September 26, 2011


 Alvor is always a good spot. Unfortunately we already had haules LinoCat out and so stayed in a hotel in Alvor.
 The weather was beautiful, just some nice clouds and we also noticed that the nights were becoming colder.

 We love the restaurants and enjoyed Monkfish Kebab, Swordfish, Golden Brem and other stuff from the charcoal grill
 The colors are so cooool!
Walking around in the town and just enjoying a Galao (coffee with milk) here and there is the ultimate relaxation before it gets back to work.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Lani gets a new hair cut

 I went to the hairdresser today and Lani said she wanted a new haircut too!
 So there was the oppurtunity to get rid (or at least reduce) the daily fight with washing, combing, drying and so on.
 First she was watching me getting the hair cut and i was almost sure she would chicken out but NO! She told how long she wanted the hair to be and off they go.... The floor was full of long blond princess hair :-)
 Since we did not have a camera with us we had to use the mobile phone....
And here is the new hair cut. Well not dry yet but looked really sweet! Let´s see if tomorrow she wants her long hair back :-)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Lagos to Portimao

Lani enjoyed the day out. Maybe because there was no wind and so there were also no waves. We decided to do a dolphin watch tour and just headed out of Lagos south.

 Enough time for some swimming and jumping...

 And more jumping and swimming. The water was really cold since the wind was blowing all the warm water away and we were at the edge of the deep-water zone where the deep water flows upwards.

 Roger shot more than 1000pictures this day. I only had my small Lumix with me. I might post some of his shots later.
 The first dolphin encounter was with a mother and her little one. They played around us for around 10 minutes.
 The little one  was very keen to show us some jumps and seemed to have fun doing so.
..playing around our bow...

 They have left us when we stopped the engines for a swim.
 On the way back we had a bigger school of dolphins around us.

 Then we reached Portimao and went to the swimming pool for some afternoon swimming with Lani.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

New blogger software version

It is nice to have the sails up. They could use a wash though and the mainsail has a very small hole which could be repaired.

This blog entry has been done with the new version of blogger. I am curious how it will work out.

Entry to Lagos. You have to request the opening of the drawbridge via VHF radio on channel 9. Positive sideeffect: it is difficult to steal a yacht from this marina. Especially at night when the drawbridge is not operated :-)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lagos and swimming

Lagos is still one of my favorite places on the Algarve coast.

I like the old buildings, the marina and the beach here.

Another catamaran approaching the reception pontoon.

This was still taken in Portimao where Lani enjoyed the saltwater pool.

The river flowing towards the atlantic and the promenade which leads into the old town.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Our "Jacuzzi"

Our Jacuzzi is only 1,5m in diameter but is given lots of fun. The sun is heating it up and we add a kettle of hot water for the mornings.

Happy faces

Lani is also enjoying it.

Here you can see it with the "adjustable" sunroof :-)

Pure hightech!