Thursday, October 13, 2005

The Gibraltar Straits

After 5 days of waiting for the weather to improve, we've finally made it through the Gibraltar Straits. We left Barbate on Wednesday morning at 4am in the company of Dart Warrior and Valhalla and arrived in Gibraltar at 11.30am. The gales which had kept us storm-bound in Barbate finally gave way to a gentle westerly, forcing us to motor the 35 miles to Gibraltar. Tarifa - our cape horn - was passed without a noticable increase in wind. Incredible to be able to see Africa as we 'sailed' through The Strait. The mountains of Spain were to our port and the Rif mountains of Morocco to starboard.

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