Just a quick post to wish everyone Merry Christmas, and to thank you for reading, contributing and being such a great help throughout my journey so far. I have parked Constellation in Figueira da Foz, around 80nm north of Lisbon. Pedro, a new and very warm Portuguese friend, drove over 100km in the middle of the night, to come pick me up, take me to his family home and adopt me for Christmas, for which I am eternally grateful. I wasn´t relishing the thought of Christmas alone again, and the trip down here has been fraught with terrifying waves, port entrances from hell, and racing tides. I was glad to get away from all that, and today I write from the warmth of an open fire.
I will post again from Lisbon - Feliz Natal!