Porto Santo to Madeira (14th October - 14th October)

One of the reasons for stopping in Porto Santo is that the marina in Funchal is almost always full, the anchorage is not secure and moreover charge a fortune for the privilege. This said we were keen to visit. Charlotte and Alasdair had recommended a marina called Quinta De Lorde on the east coast of the island which we headed for.

A short trip of only 30 miles with a following wind, bright sunshine and the company of Pi made for an enjoyable passage.

We arrived at Quinta De Lorde at 1600 and were welcomed by some seriously passionate marina staff who welcomed us, directed us to our berth and instructed us on where to steer, how to steer and when to stop. Incredibly helpful … perhaps a little too helpful but nice to be in Madeira.

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