After a few days in Garrucha enjoying some new surroundings and meeting some new folks (32. Well, It’s Never Dull, Is It?!), the spare part for the engine had now arrived and been fitted, and it was time to head … Continue reading 33. Crisis on the Costa Blanca (Part 2…) Garrucha – Cartagena
So, a fairly emotional trip from Almerimar so far (see 31. Crisis on the Costa Blanca (Part One…) Almerimar – Garrucha), but we made it to Garrucha! We had arrived in the evening of the 15th June, and were getting … Continue reading 32. Well, It’s Never Dull, Is It?!
The time to leave Almerimar finally arrived! A couple of weeks of preparing everything – finishing off jobs we had put off for months, checking the engine, sails, rigging, weather etc, as well as putting all the items away that … Continue reading 31. Crisis on the Costa Blanca (Part One…) Almerimar – Garrucha
Almería is about 30 miles away and is the capital city of Almería Province, in which El Ejido and Almerimar Marina lie. (Andalusia is the less catchily-titled ‘Autonomous Community’, one of the 8 in Spain). It is the closest place … Continue reading 30. Almería; the Province’s Capital – A Jolly Good Day Out!
In a couple of ways, our stay in Almerimar can probably best be described as “La Linea part two”. Firstly, we have spent a lot more time here than we had intended (in fact, we had just anchored outside the … Continue reading 29. Almerimar Life
Yes, you read that correctly. Since publishing our last post in July 2016, we have sailed precisely 47NM along the Costa del Sol to Almerimar in Almería Province. We acknowledge that the situation is ridiculous – to the point of … Continue reading 28. 10 months, and 47 Nautical Miles Later…
We came south for the warm weather, but it all got slightly warmer than we’d hoped in Nerja (see: 26. Backdraft!)…. Following our emergency run into Marina del Este in Herradura for repairs, it quickly became apparent that ‘mañana’ actually means … Continue reading 27. And they’re off (again)!!
For those of you who remember our post 12. Nightmare in Nazaré… we now present you ‘Even Bigger Nightmare in Nerja’….. We are now planning to stay away from Nice, Naples, etc We finally left La Línea after 6 months on … Continue reading 26. Backdraft!
It was a 3-month dalliance that turned into something rather longer term than any of us had envisaged – or indeed hoped for if we’re honest. We had planned to come here, have Hugo in Gibraltar, get ourselves used to … Continue reading 25. Hasta Luego, La Línea!
Which is lucky really, as we are approaching the 6 month mark in La Línea, which is at least 3 more months than we’d originally planned to be here… So it is with great relief that we can announce that … Continue reading 24. It’s not just about the sea, you see?