Tangier but is this a wise idea?

Ocean Rainbow
James (Skipper) & Claire (best crew in the world)
Thu 10 Oct 2013 19:30
35.47.159N 005.48.118W
We had a great sail from Gib to Tangier, with big seas crossing the Traffic Separation Zone - Claire put the washboards in....just in case! As soon as we had crossed, we made our way into more protected water, only to find the tidal stream, contrary to our calculations was against us at speeds up to 3kts - which stopped us in the tidal overfalls. Bristol sailing yet again? This was then followed by 30 knot winds, which continued until we came intoTangier harbour. Then the fun began with crosswinds of 28 kts, we had to reverse and moor stern to in what used to be the ferry terminal. We then discovered that the "official" who insisted we had to park there was nothing more than an out-of-work sailor!! However formalities were completed with much friendliness and we will stay a couple of days providing Claire can climb the harbour wall!

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