Marina Agua Dulce(Almeria)
Tue 9 Oct 2012 09:50
Thanks to the strong tide when we left Smir(Morocco) we managed todo the long Journey to Almeria,Spain in less than 22 hrs.
We left by 1600 hrs. At this time of the year, the nights are long(arnd 12 hrs). After the great catch, got dark and fog came in. Due to our course we sailed most of the night parallel to the shipping line which is always concerning. No visibility and trusting the Radar takes some time to get used.
Despite the fog, the night was quite interesting.
For some hours and till the tide was pushing us, dolphins and fish activity was daunting. Difficult to describe it. You can't see anything and suddenly you see the phosphorescence of a dolphin high speed swim trail 2 metres from you, unique!
Then suddenly ,on night flat calm sea, a wave of less than 2 metres came from no where and tide and fish were gone..Very rare. Talked afterwards to few people about it and told me that may be it was a minor sea quake far far away as no other vessel can produce such wave..
Arrived to Almeria by mid afternoon and decided to stay tillBeverley Whyte would come on Thursday night.
In the meantime we took advantage of poor weather to clean Blue Water One hull….
Karen took her first diving lesson and greatly enjoyed it!!
Bev will join us during the Atlantic crossing and she was keen to spend some time sailing and learning the whereabouts of a sailing boat. We tried to make her life as difficult as possible hoping she would quit!
After having failed after several attempts we decided that her perseverance was worth of a reward . Crew was given the day off to go to Granada.