Monthly Archives: October 2010

Spain: Ronda, Seville and Cádiz

In the village of Ronda With Moonshadow snug in the Queensway Quay Marina in Gibraltar, the Windies and us set off in a hire car to see a bit of inland Spain.  After getting our LPG bottle filled by Dirk … Continue reading

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Gibraltar

“The Rock” viewed from the anchorage at La Linea  The Rock of Gibraltar began to show its outline through the overcast from a range of about ten miles.  We had lifted the anchor earlier that morning just as a … Continue reading

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Cartagena and the Mainland Coast of Spain

Isla del Esparto off the east coast of Ibiza We departed Sant Antoni de Portmany on the Island of Ibiza early in the afternoon, attempting to time our passage so we would make landfall in Cartagena, on the mainland … Continue reading

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Ibiza

Sunset at the Cafe del Mar We departed the anchorage at Playa Palmanova on the island of Mallorca under a spectacular crimson sunrise.  No need for these sailors to take warning-conditions were perfect for a day of sailing.  The … Continue reading

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Mallorca

With the wind fresh from the northeast, conditions were perfect to sail across the channel from Menorca to Mallorca, the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands. Our Australian friends Annie and Liam on Gone With the Wind were heading across as … Continue reading

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