Heading east from Gibraltar again
It was the first time for me in Gibraltar and despite the challenges of Covid, it was nice visiting the historical monuments without other tourists around. Saint Michael’s cavern was quite spectacular and I’ll be looking forward on visiting the WWII tunnels in a future visit. The city hasn’t received any tourists for the past 4 months, in fact it was the first working day of our taxi driver since March. While waiting for the winds to change we enjoyed the company of David K and a very nice meal on board his beauty "Back Soon".
We left the southern waters of Spain the 17th of July, stopping for a night in Playa de Maro, near Nerja, and then continued our way further west, crossing El Cabo de Gata the following night. The wind wouldn’t turn to help us until we were 4 hours away from Ibiza. Then we could sail properly, and what a fantastic 4 and a half hours we had. We made our way to one of the south west anchorages in the Island, a really nice place called Cala d’Hort with awesome views of Es Vedrà and an outstanding sunset views. Nevertheless, not everything was going so well, on our arrival we started the engine to make our way the final few hundred yards to the anchorage when it died and would not restart. Even though the surroundings were idyllic, the following days were perhaps not going to be quite so perfect.