Puerto Sherry, Cadiz
Position 36:34.78N 6:15.30W
Date Monday 11 October 2010
Mazagon lies at the entrance to the Ria Huelva which is itself guarded
by the Juan Carlos I breakwater, what the Pilot Book describes as one of the
longest in Europe. It certainly is impressive.
Sailing was the usual pattern of two to three hours of light winds and then enough wind to make progress sailing. Day hops of 40-55nm are easily achievable but motoring is necessary to keep up the average speed as arriving after dark in may of the places that we have been visiting is not a sensible option if it can be avoided.
Our original destination was Rota, on the north of the
Fortunately there was an alternative; out of the harbour and hang a right was Puerto Sherry, a functioning marina in the middle of a 1985 failed marina village. With barely 45 mins of daylight left we quickly de-camped and entered Puerto Sherry in the gloaming and found an empty and huge hammerhead berth. A good gin celebrated the application of market forces.
Puerto Sherry- a property developers dream and an investment bankers nightmare – started 1985 and still work (not) in progress. A useful if soulless marina.