It has been more than a month now that I am officially not allowed to go ashore here in Portugal. You might think that I would get bored in the few square feet of my floating home.
Luckily, this is not the case at all: As already mentioned in the last two blog posts, I actually see my situation quite relaxed. I am much better off here at anchor next to Ilha Culatra than many people ashore (and also at sea).
Sailing-wise, there are no news, of course, but in order to let you participate a little bit in my everyday boat life here I want to share some impressions of my past weeks:
What makes me very happy is that the situation has forced me to cook exclusively on my own. While I usually go out eating frequently, I now make a virtue out of necessity and try other dishes than my standard pasta, vegetable pans or lentil curries in ahora‘s galley. In addition to my stomach, my cruising funds are thankful for this initiative.
Thanks to gifts from the friendly fisherman, who also provides me with food, and to Micha from the neighboring boat, who has become a real fishing freak, fresh fish, but also other specialties, such as mussels or octopus, is now on the menu almost every day. I definitely won’t starve here… 🙂
In the past two weeks there was not only Easter, but I also celebrated my 33rd birthday. This was by far the most unusual “birthday party” in my life…
Even if the pictures above look like paradise and leisure, I am actually working more than usual these days. My online projects want to be kept going, and I also use the time to do tasks that I had always neglected.
So, that’s it for now from my side. Big “jumps” aren’t possible right now, but as always I try to look forward to things in a positive way.
I wish you all good health and that you are well. I very much hope that we will all be able to return towards a more normal life soon. Until then: Keep calm, carry on and try to make the most of your situation!