Santo Antonio to Beira Mar

Ashore early this morning to get some laundry done and top up on stores. The weather forecast is looking good for departure on Wednesday.

Returned to the boat early in the afternoon to find the wind was blowing 17 knots from the SE. The anchorage was becoming bouncy so at 14:00 we weighed anchor and shifted across to the more sheltered anchorage at Cacupe.

There followed an afternoon of very heavy rain with winds gusting to 25 knots. All fresh water tanks were topped up with rainwater.


Late in the afternoon the rain stopped and the wind eased so I decided to move down to Beira Mar which is well sheltered from southerly weather.

It was only a 5 mile trip but en route a SE wind returned and we ended up motoring into 20 knot plus winds and took around two hours.

Finally at 19:20 we were comfortably anchored off the jetty at Beira Mar.