2011 10 06
Tarifa, Cadiz, Spain
Right at the Straits of Gibraltar
Fifty miles into the wind makes for a long day so we quit when we got here and anchored off the beach just to the west of a breakwater at Tarifa.
To transit the Straits we want to run about three hours ahead of high tide. Normal flow of water is from Atlantic into the Mediterranean which surprised us.
Tomorrow the forecast wind is nil. That sounds like a good day to travel. We are off at dawn's first light (0830 local time) which will see us suffer some set from tide but nothing unbearable. Luck with us we will be in La Linea by noon ready for a day of sightseeing in Gibraltar. If the wind is still up then we sit in Tarifa until conditions permit.
Totally in awe but still smug, we remain,
Curmudgeon and the BC