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Date: 28 Oct 2009 19:55:05
Title: Arrived Rabat / Sale, Morocco

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We had a wonderful send-off from Gibraltar yesterday (27th October): old cruising pals, and new, waved us off from the quayside ……

 

After a 25 hour sail, we eventually arrived in Rabat, Morocco, this afternoon.  We had some exhilarating sailing enroute, some moments of calm, a few friendly dolphins, a monster fish which jumped off the hook (no dinner tonight), and a rollercoaster surfing entry into Rabat, where we were piloted in by very friendly locals through the notorious shallows.  After 4 hours of formalities:  immigration, police and sniffer dogs onboard (confused by hidden huge leg of jamon), we are now finally berthed up next to and overlooking the King’s pontoon ….. and just opened Ali’s birthday champagne!


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