Andraitx, Majorca to Barcelona, Spain

Bootlegger of Mann
Frank Newton
Thu 2 Aug 2012 12:21

Sunday 29072012 


41:26.06N 02:14.546


Andraitx, Majorca to Barcelona, Spain ( Passage )


Conditions:  Wind: N 2 - 3 Sea state: Slight  Visibility: Good


Crew: Frank and Jackie


DTG: 113.5 nm  TTG: 17 hrs ETA :14:00  Fuel  590 litres. Water 300 litres. Gas 1.and a bit bottles



The two of us pictured having drinks last night  with Suzanne and Alvin Harding at Tim’s Bar, Andraitx.



After going ashore for a very pleasant lunch at an outside table at the ‘Bon Profit’ restaurant and some last minute provision shopping, we returned to Bootlegger, moving her to an outside anchorage for a cool off swim.





The skipper with Bootlegger in the background and Andraitx harbour view.



21:00 Left the anchorage at Andratx harbour entrance and made our way out to sea. A beautiful evening, we were just on dusk with a red glow in the sky out to the west. We set a course of 359 degrees to the waypoint set at the entrance to the Barcelona marina where it is planned to leave the boat for the month of August..


Monday 30 July 2012


00:00 39:51.28N 03:18.64E Jackie’s watch ( 00:00 -:03:00 ) Motoring, no sail out. Clear skies with trillions of stars and an almost full moon giving good visibility; A beautiful night. Wind: NNE 4kts DTG: 94.5nm SOG: 7.3kts ETA: 13.14



A busy night at sea.

First Mate after her watch.



02:20 Frank takes watch


04:00 40:19.40N 02:18.122E The Palma – Barcelona  passenger ferry MV Murillo overhauled us doing some 18.3kts on a parallel course some 2 nm to Port , her ETA Barcelona 08:00 hrs according to the AIS.


Moon has now turned to orange and sunk down low on the horizon.


04:30 passing through fishing fleet


05:30 Jackie takes watch


06:00 40:34.07N 02:16.81E Set genoa, main and mizzen, engine off. Wind

SE 15 kn, bearing 354.


11:00 Wind dropped to 5kts; sails brought in as doing nothing.


Noon: 41:18N 02:14E  Motoring. After a beautiful morning now overcast. Wind 5kts SOG 7:3kts DTG 7.5 nm.




Jackie and Frank enjoying the sights of Barcelona.


13:30  41:26.063N 02:14.546E FWE in marina located in northern suburb of Barcelona where Bootlegger is to now spend August. 


Before departing Barcelona by train for home via France and Switzerland where we spent some time, we did the sights.  These included Park Guell (see pictures above) and other examples of Gaudi’s works as well as the lovely market of Boqueria.