Monday 1st of September
The wind got up from the SW again and we had a very bumpy, rather uncomfortable motor sail to the next port Isla Canela, a constant pot watch had to be kept as the whole area was littered with them! On arrival we had to berth on the waiting pontoon which proved to be very tricky and unfortunately with the wind and tide setting us on very rapidly I crunched the port side of the boat! However the sound proved to be worse than the damage and with some luck we will only need to polish out the marks!
We were finally allocated a berth and manoeuvred to this with Vic and Reg waiting to take our lines. This marina is fairly new and the showers were excellent, but the charge of 41Euros was rather off putting, we may return after the first of October when the rates drop! The town has developed as a tourist destination built up around the marina with many cafes, bars and restaurants. The old fishing town was a long walk away so we didn’t make it this time, but by all accounts this is where to go for a really good fish meal. We were interested to note there is an Australian restaurant called Outback at the marina and apparently they serve very good food but it was closed on Mondays! We managed to get some fresh bread at the small supermarket before leaving on Tuesday heading for Ayemonte.
Jacky and Rob