BENALMADENA TO GIBRALTAR & PREPARING FOR THE ATLANTIC
BENALMADENA to Gibraltar and
preparing for the
The trip from Benalmadena to
The rest of this blog is going to be pictorial. We travelled
from Benalmadena, to
They are doing everything to Crocs these days and they are
very popular where ever we go. That’s
Puerto Banús is very posh and the artwork heroic. At €240 per night we didn’t stay but moved on to Estapona.
‘Robbies’ is a well known restaurant owned naturally by Robbie an Australian. We had tried to get in a couple of times before without reservations to no avail, however this night Robbie took pity on us, sent us away to a local bar until 22:30 and then served us a late dinner. That’s Robbie above right and Bruce & Irene enjoying the evening. The restaurant is filled with photos of film stars from every era and it was a lot of fun recognising stars from the past. Marilyn features most prominently with over 200 photos and other memorabilia.
Me and Marilyn on the way out. It’s been a long night!
From Estapona we went to Sotogrande and I introduced Bruce to
On the way to
This just off the entrance to
Now this is a private yacht. Please note that the yacht stored on deck has a three spreader mast and is 50’ long. On the other side is a 46’ power boat. Some say ‘Le Grande Bleu’ is owned by the Russian Mafia!
Queensway Quay Marina in the foreground and
the entrance to
We arrived in Gibraltar on September 16th and the next day
Dorrit & Bruce toured the Rock while Irene and I got all the lists ready for
the work we needed doing prior to going into the
Fire extinguishers serviced, life raft and personal life vests
all serviced and the Jonbouy checked. The Yanmar had a big service with the
tappet clearance checked and the turbo charger washed through. The hopper
freezer in the galley had been playing up and that was fixed and the techo, Bob
also recommended I get more air around the compressor running the deep freeze.
We also took delivery of the first of two McMurdo Fast Find plus personal EPIRBS
which have the added advantage of broadcasting a GPS fix every 30 minutes to
really make it easier to find us. The second will be bought to
They arrived in
Well we have done as much as we can, the boat is ready, all
the safety gear is in place, the grab bag is packed and ready to go into the
life raft if required, our weather forecast from Bruce Buckley in
Dorrit went home for an operation on her hand and sent us this 1 finger typed limerick. Thanks love.
There once was a boat, Southern Princess,
Tidy and bright--ain't no mess!
And that's quite a trick,
To keep that boat slick,
Cuz we dined all day long I confess!
The Hunts were two sailors at sea.
The boat they were on was not wee.
So no roll and no toss,
As they come across
We should be so lucky!