Inland Sea then Alicante
Wed 22 Jul 2009 21:24
Position: 38:20.46N 00:28.97W
Did you know that there was an inland sea in Spain ? - we didn't until now. The Mar Menor is a true inland sea some 12x6miles with islands, warm salt water, and a uniform depth of @6 meters - brilliant. It is reached via a canal and a lifting bridge, which opens every 2 hours for about 10 minutes, regardless of the need to let yachts pass and the subsequent traffic jams! (The Dons could learn a few lessons from the Dutch here ). Once inside, we had a very peaceful night at anchor behind one of the small islands where we fired up our barbie - what a great way to live! During our early morning swim Gillian got stung by a jelly fish so she went off the place and we decided to press on towards Alicante. Great sail and I caught a fish at last - the wreched thing fell off just as I got it to the back of the yacht. If we were reliant on my fishing skills to survive we would be doomed.
I write this short blog in the cockpit, it is 2330 local and still @ 30 degrees HOT, HOT, HOT.