Having left Mazagon at 10:10 in the
morning and expecting to sail down to Rota we had to motor
all the way! Rota is just across the bay from Cadiz and as well
as being a tourist town it also has an American naval base – fortunately
fairly far away. The town itself is rather nice with narrow cobbled
streets and an excellent supermarket!! It was really pretty warm whilst we were
there and on our first day we spent part of it on the beach. It was chocablock
with Spanish families, though fortunately not quite as busy at our end.
Part of the castle in Rota now used as
Painting on the outside wall of
We met up again with an American couple from San
Francisco whom we had first spoken with in Ayamonte and Richard met
an Irish couple who were heading back to Ireland following a few
We decided that we would take the ferry across to Cadiz as it left
from the marina.
Can we get our boat to go this
Cadiz is a beautiful city, or at least
the bits that we saw were.
Just outside the docks –
can Portishead compete?
Traditional wedding party
outside the townhall
I think we were lost by now
A lot quieter than St Marks in Venice
All this running water…
Distance run 37.21nM Cumulative total 1444.07nM