Gibraltar to Almerimar (Aug 22).
(posted Aug 27)
We left Gibraltar with a bit of sadness. Due to Covid-19 we didn’t dare to go down-town and mingle with all the other tourists.
Motoring south the Bahia de Algeciras, the rock showed itself from the best side. A small cloud shrouded the rock.
The distance from Gibraltar to Almerimar is 136nm. Our sailed distance through water was only 109nm. The difference was the current pushing us with 2knots for most of the trip. Coming from Gibraltar we initially headed SE some miles to pick-up the current and then drifted a la Crush NE to Almerimar. The PredictWind current projection was spot on.
Crush the turtle and Squirt riding the East Australian Current in ‘Finding Nemo’.
Soon after leaving the Straits of Gibraltar the wind calmed down towards 0-wind in the evening.
26 hours after leaving Gibraltar we arrived in Almerimar. We had star lit skies with no moon. Fish jumping at night. A magical ride again.