The wind increased to force 6 during the night so it was a bit of a bumpy ride, but it was very sunny and quite invigorating on deck. There was the usual varied programme of activities to entertain us. We had the added attraction of a talk by Matthew about making the most of the kitchen garden, which was, as usual, both entertaining and informative.

In the afternoon there was a raffle in aid of the RNLI, which raised a good sum.

In the evening it was an International “themed night” and not only the passengers dressed up, the crew joined in. The bar staff were especially colourful in their national costumes.

The sea began to get calmer later but we had already lost some time so we found that the estimated time of arrival in Lisbon was not until 12.30pm, which would, sadly, cut down our time in Portugal.

Next morning we woke to a sunny day and calm sea and at 12.15pm we docked in Lisbon, straight off the ship to the coach for our visit to the gardens of Sintra.

Lisbon Pilot

Lisbon Pilot

Lisbon Waterfront

Lisbon Waterfront

QM2 docked in Lisbon

QM2 docked in Lisbon

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