Gibraltar to Palma ( Ibiza to Majorca - 75nm )
39:33.206N 02:38.832 E
Weather: Fine Wind: S.2.3kts: Visibility
38:46.724 N 02:37.723 E :
Jackie dives down to 6 m to pick up anchor hook that fell over board yesterday: 100£ saved!
11:00 Weighed anchor and
departed the bay and
In the process of leaving found that the bow thruster was not going down. Rang Amel. Christian Dufour who thought it could be a pulley problem ....
15:00 SE 20 kts, bearing
38 degrees. Switched off engine as we now have favourable sailing wind: S : 15
– 20 kts of SE wind. We achieve SOG of 7.4kts Glorious afternoon ;
perfect sailing weather. Ploughing along on an ever flattening sea, this is
what it’s all about. There is no reason why we cannot reach
02:38.832 E We arrive off
20:30 39:33.725 N 02:37.723 E With no bow thruster and the help of marina RIB to nudge us about we finally moor up stern to in Pantalan Mediterraneo, Palma de Mallorca:
We’ve made it ! All in all a most successful trip achieved without incident. Thanks to each and every one of you whose valued contributions made it all possible.
After a clean up we go ashore for a celebratory meal on the Captain at Boveda’s – and a drink or two or three or four later! A very heavy night.
Overal period in which passages were made: 73 Days ( 300412 to 120712)
Passage Time At Sea (Peel to
Total Trip Distance : 2168 nm.
Total Fuel Consumed : 1,518 L
Fuel in Tank: 275 L at 120712