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Journal of Fuga, 2003/2004

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September 2003Fuga was purchased from the Bursens family, and brought from her home port of Breskens in Holland to Gosport.
October 2003 Fuga took up residence in Haslar Marina>
April 2004Sorting out the boat in the Solent >
May 10th-31st 2004From the UK to Brest>
June 1st-June 29thBrest to La Rochelle
June 30th-July 31stRochfort to Bilbao, and around with Pete and family
August 2004North and North West Spain
September 2004Rias Bajas and Portugal
1st OctoberFuga is demoted
2nd OctoberBarbeque at Alvor
6th OctoberGave up bird watching in Alvor Lagoon for Portimao
7th OctoberSteve, Nicole and Ella check into their villa
8th OctoberMonkfish Kebabs and Tuna Steaks Al Fresco
9th OctoberPortimao
10th OctoberInto the marina at Albufeira
11th-13th OctoberA life of luxury with the Platons at their villa
14th-19th OctoberGoodbye to the Platons and hello to the Platers
20th Oct-5th NovLate cruise into Spain
5th NovemberTake up berth in Lagos until 7th May 2005
17th NovemberFirst walk: bus to Sagres, tour of fort, walk to Baleira
20th NovemberAlgoz: Visit to Jim and Jan Cobley by train/bike, tour of area
24,26th NovemberSilves: visits by train to help Cobleys with 'Paws for Pets'
Varnishing floors
1st DecemberSecond walk: to Alvor, via Palmeiras
14th DecemberYotties' Christmas Dinner
15th DecemberThird walk:to Porto Mos, but detached to Bergau via Luz (16 km)
24th/25th DecemberCelebrations, 18 in the cockpit, and dinner with Unique
29th DecemberFourth walk: from Mexheiloera Grande (by train)
31st DecemberDinner with Unique, gate crashing and Fireworks. Working on the jobs list
12th JanuaryFifth walk: from Praia de Rocha to Alvor
26th JanuarySixth walk: to Alvor (by train)
8th FebruaryVisit to Shrove Tuesday carnival at Odiaxere
9th FebruarySeventh walk:Vila do Bispo
23rd FebruaryEighth walk:Barao da Sao Joao
9th MarchNinth walk: Around Odiaxere
15th MarchJohn's 60th Birthday! May bakes cake, tea in cockpit, meal at Adega da Marina
23rd MarchWalk (in rain) to lunch. Inaugural meeting of 'Navigators Club' at Jardim das Dunas
29th MarchTea party on D pontoon, courtesy of the crew of Vortex>
30th MarchTalk by Mac and by John Holloway at Jardim das Dunas on batteries and galvanic corrosion

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