After two wonderful days of sailing we reached Peniche. We actually wanted to continue, but we ran out of wind on the way. Not that bad, we thought, but we were warned about Peniche.

Our way to Peniche

The harbor on the outskirts of the village is very quiet, we didn't have to endure swell from the fishing boats at our berth. So we were able to sit out for two good days. We took a look at the place, had the necessary repairs carried out and finally ate in a restaurant in Portugal.

Repair service for teeth

Jens lost an inlay on the crossing to Peniche, which he was able to put back in his tooth immediately. On Monday morning he was standing in front of the practice at 10 a.m., was given an appointment for 4 p.m. and at 4:15 p.m. the tooth was fine again.

Sissi in Peniche

There is also a supplier for yacht electronics in Peniche, we got a T-piece for the NMEA bus and were finally able to connect an electronic toy ordered in Germany - a NMEA-to-Wifi device. It is now possible to transfer the ship electronics data to the smartphones. Funny, useful and a nice toy. If we see another ship on the way, we can call up the ship data on our cell phone and no longer have to go down and look at the navigation computer.

AIS image on the smartphone

However, there are disadvantages. We use the Navionics app, on which we have installed the latest nautical charts. The disadvantage is that the ships do not disappear from the map when the transmitter is no longer received. We don't yet know why. When we restart the app, everything is clean again. So let's see at the moment how old the last transmission is. If it is older than a few minutes, it is usually a ghost ship.

We only did a limited amount of sightseeing in Peniche. The place is very nice and a recommendation for a short stay. The supermarket is also not far away - it is halfway to the harbor master's office (the Story about the harbor master's office is here).

Castle above the port

The port is dominated by an old castle, as in so many other places on the Portuguese coast. And there is also a museum here. In front of the castle there are palm trees - at last we also notice that we drove south.

Palm trees in front of the castle

Since we arrived here at the end of September, we are experiencing the change from high season to low season. All restaurants are open in the high season, practically none in the low season. The marina will be about half cheaper from October 1st.

Main street, not the tourist mile

Away from the tourist mile, Peniche is a sleepy place even in the season. People don't bustle on the main street, only a few sit in one of the street cafes. For this we can see cats, but only a few can be touched.

This red cat doesn't want contact with people

If you go into the small streets and alleys, you will find very nice corners in Peniche. The sea has partly eaten far into the rocks. The place is built on the cliffs.


It looks like a small fjord and at the end there are a few square meters of sandy beach where the children can play. This is how I imagine villages on the coast of Portugal.


Everywhere in Portugal you can find houses with tiled facades. I have not noticed this in this form in other countries. When I think of the magic that you have to use again and again with a painted facade (cleaning, regularly adding new paint on it), tiled facades seem very easy to maintain. If I call my own house again, I will probably stick it to the facade.

Tiled house

Hopefully that will be approved by the German building authorities. Or the house is not in Germany. I do not know yet. First continue sailing.

Cliffs with a fishing boat

The Atlantic eats on the coast, like everywhere on our planet. Until he eats the rocks, we tourists have something to see and the Portuguese have their bays.

Bathing bay with cliffs

In any case, our sightseeing walk convinced us that we were in Peniche landed in the right place to sit out the doldrums.

Village square

What the woman is doing on the monument is not entirely clear to me. It looks to me like she's making lace.

Butcher shop with waiting room chairs

I still had to take the photo here. A butcher shop in which chairs have been set up for customers to wait. Dear Jens Haase from the Haase butcher in Bonames - if you read this, think about it. Sometimes you have to wait a long time for you.

After two days of no wind there was wind again and we could continue sailing.