Marina del Este, we sailed to Estapona where Chimera had stopped after crossing the
Atlantic in 2002. It was a sentimental return
we do have to eat & drink when we are at sail. Jen
has spoiled us upon arrival at many of our detinations with wonderful smoothies as seen
being made in our kitchen.
I failed to get many pictures while we were in Estapona.
Part of that is probably because I spent most of the day we were in port at
Estepona trekking over to Valderrama.
is the top rated golf course in Spain. It is
most famous for hosting the Ryder Cup in 1997, but also hosts the year end European PGA
Volvo Masters at the end of Oct.
made the most of not being able to play Valderrama today, by going to the #2 course in
Spain called Real Club of Sotogrande. I will
play Valderrama next week!J
& Juana became amigas with the owner of La Palma where we ate in Estepona. Another great dining experience. Eating
& drinking with our crew is always lively. 2
Thrift Shopping and Listening to Dave!J
Rock of Gibraltar! Ever heard of it? What a treat to be able to sail through the
Straits of Gibraltar! This is where we left
the Med Sea and entered the Atlantic Ocean.
only did we sail through the Straits of Gibraltar, but we did so to a beautiful sunrise.
Seeing the many vessels anchored gave a feel for what the congestion at this thoroughfare
can be like.
steered us through the many boats and fishing lines with great success. A great fan of lighthouses, he even got an up
close picture of this famous lighthouse.
the wind blowing and the seas providing a good sailing opportunity, I took the wheel. Steering Chimera just beyond the Straits of
Gibraltar was a definite highlight.
is the whole team looking out for any potential problems as we prepare to enter the port
at Barbate. Our first port in the Atlantic
Ocean of the trip.
is Barbate from sea. Can you see the
difference in color between the blue water in the Mediterranean from previous pictures and
the green colored water in the Atlantic?