Gibraltar to Ceuta and then Estapona

Minka of Southampton - Cruising Log
Edmund Wigan
Mon 3 Oct 2011 07:58
Position 36:24.868N  5:09.451W
The visit to Gibraltar was fun and I met up with some great yachties, There was a lovely Blue hulled Rival 41  (Matador) and we had a good evening with the crew. I went into Shepherds (the chandlery) and enquired about Katadyn water makers as it had been my intention to fit one but had decided it was a bit expensive. However, Shepherds actually had them in stock at £400 cheaper than the UK price and of course there was no VAT so that saved another £600. You've guessed it........I talked myself into saving £1,000!
Leaving Gibraltar the day before yesterday the sea state was a bit unpleasant so we just hopped across the Straits and stopped in Ceuta yesterday whilst the gale in the straits blew itself out.
Today we left Ceuta and took the best course we could sail north east. Unfortunately the wind changed so we didn' t get very far east. We are in Estepona Marina which is new to me so that's great.
Estepona is a typical Spanish holiday resort but there is a great Jazz Bar where there was a very talented female singer performing so it made a magic evening.
Moving on East tomorrow.....we will go where the wind takes us.