Position: 36:56.26N 001:51.30W
- Heading to Mojacar, Almeria, South Coast of
Last night was the first time we've entered
into a port and Chris hasn't fastidiuously hosed the saltwater off
DecaDance. That's how tired we were! We left at 6am, keen to get
around Cabo de Gata before the winds picked up and before the marineros arrived
wanting any money for such a short stay.
We hoisted the sails in the bay and slowly drifted in
light winds at a couple of knots enjoying scrambled eggs, tomatoes, toast and
fresh coffee in the cockpit, refuelling ourselves for the rest of the
journey. Nearing the corner we were close to a small French yacht heading
the same way so Chris, being a man, decided it was a race of course. At 15
knots the winds have been much more manageable, but again on the nose - I think
Mother Nature has decided we haven't quite perfected our tacking technique
yet! It's definitely improving though.
Away from the high-rise hell-holes,
the coastline of Almeria is beautiful and we're making much better progress
along it than yesterday (thank god!). We've just put a tack in to take us
close to shore at Mojacar where my little brother got married last year.
We're going to wave at everyone in the Blue Lagoon as we go by, we'll be there
in a couple of hours - wave back Tracey and Graham!
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