Almeriamar Marina just outside Almeria Spain
|From our Anchorage Last Night|
at Castell del Ferro
After three weeks the Levant winds out of the east have died down. Finding a five day windless window we took off from Alcaidesa Marina in La Linea. For reasons given below we do not recommend ever taking your boat to this marina. Next time, if there is one, we will go to Gibraltar.
The south coast of Spain becomes quite mountainous and provides a fabulous daytime viewing opportunity and equally fabulous anchorages at night. Leaving La Linea several hours late on the 12th we were hard pressed to make our planned destination in available daylight. Late in the day however we received an unexpected boost from some errant current and all lost time was made up and then some. We continued past our planned anchorage and dropped hook off the beach at Fuengirola about ten minutes before sundown.
This anchorage was unprotected from all directions but the ocean was flat, winds were calm and the forecast called for more of the same. It was a marvellous night.
|When we get to Almeria we want to rent a car |
and drive the road you just see here
|The Craggy Face of Our Protector from the Sea|
Castell del Ferro as we enter the space
|Exploring Along the South Coast of Spain|
Almerimar is where we tie up for our return to Canada for Christmas and reunion with family and friends. There will not be a lot of posts until our return at the end of January.
From here we explore inland Spain with a list of places we want to see that we know we cannot fulfill. Willing to die trying however.