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Travel Blogs from Roquetas de Mar
... At least when animals are concerned.
Greetings from Almeria, city of beautiful beaches and home to the Tabernas desert, which resembles Sahara deserts to such an extent that movies such as Once upon a time in the West and The Good, the Bad & the Ugly and Indiana Jones have for a large part been shot here. It´s hard to believe that right now however, as it has been raining for the past days. Perfect timing for the second story in the ...
... cosy iin the cockpit now. I can see that cockpit being great in high latitudes. Its not pretty but it works.
So an enforced lazy day on Red Dwarf. I dont like lazy days. I am ok for a few hours then I get bored. (and people still wonder why winter drives me nuts)
Might have to suit up and go shopping...after a nap.
... monster steaks from our spanish mates mum in the markets. Even got mates rates as mum liked me. Mind you, Nico gave me a bum steer on the worrd for beef. Even his mum was scratching her head at his text message. But all's well, we have half a dead cow for tonight and another leg of Iberico Cedo Jamon(the famous wild boar fed on accorns naturaly cured.) for the trip along with loads of stores that dee has managed to squirell away into the boat.
We left the Port and headed off to Almerimar in calm seas. We had an excellent sail but before long the wind and sea began building and the wind direction changed and so we had to ‘beat’ our way forward. This was fun for a while but the seas got higher and higher and the wind stronger and stronger so that we were struggling to make headway.
With another 20+ miles to go to Almerimar and 3.30pm we ditched the genoa ...
... the decks. Hardstands are really dirty places at the best of times, but this hardstand is dirt so dust is a major pain. plus the fine morocan dust that floats across constantly.
A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet. A boats name though is important. It should mean something and reflect the personality of the crew. The old name was obviously personal to the old owner but means nothing to us. It must change.
The pop of a cork started the name change ...