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Howard [ Just Imagine ] 27-Jun-2005

Tavira (Anchorage)

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Howard [ Just Imagine ] 09-Jan-2009

Alvor (Anchorage)

Alvor is a nice little town with cobbled streets and lots of restaurants. Yes a bit touristy but not in the candy floss Albufeira sense.  Good holding in anchorage, beware silting and shifting sands on approach. Nice market and good, easy buses to Portimao.

Richard and Wendy [ Myrica ] 01-Feb-2010
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Howard [ Just Imagine ] 09-Jan-2009

Seville (Excursion)

We caught a train from Puerto de Santa Maria for a wonderful day in Seville.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 13-Jul-2005

Puerto Sherry (Marina)

A great place to leave the boat for a 1 day excursion to Seville.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 12-Jul-2005

Almerimar (Marina)

An interesting marina with many shops and apartments between the marina docks.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 27-Jul-2005


Motril (Anchorage)

en septembre nous sommes passés ici.Les autorités portuaires ont accepté que nous restions au mouillage mais seulement une nuit et le plus près possible de l'égout le plus au nord .Il s'agit maintenant d'un port commercial.

In September we stopped here. The port authorities  agreed that we could remain at anchor, but only one night, and close to the sewer to the north. It is now a commercial port.

Yannick et Nadine [ GIGOUILLE ] 15-Sep-2009
23 Oct 2008
We have just noticed on the satellite picture that they have built a huge dock, right next to where we anchored.

This used to be a big bay with a popular sandy beach. Where we anchored, was in the middle of the bay, but is now right next to the dock.

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Howard [ Just Imagine ] 24-Oct-2008
A good place to leave the boat at anchor for a day trip to Grenada by bus.

We put down a second anchor for security and chatted to a few neighbours before leaving the boat.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 24-Jul-2005

Fuengirola (Marina)

We spent the night on the waiting pier near the entrance to the marina.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 21-Jul-2005

Ilha de Culatra (Anchorage)

A popular and secure anchorage. Fishing shacks on the shore.

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Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 10-Jul-2005

Bus trip to Granada (Excursion)

We first had to catch a bus to the inland town of Motril, and then a bus to Grenada. It was an all day trip.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 25-Jul-2005

Estapona (Marina)

Our first Med Mooring Experience

This was our first experience with Med Mooring. We went in bow-to which we found to be very easy as we were in total control of the boat. Our full keel boat is quite unpredictable in reverse.

For those who have not med moored bow-to before, you just have to set up port and starboard bow lines, and fenders on both sides.

When you arrive at the dock, the dock man will take a bow line, pass it through a ring and pass the tail back to you. Same for the other bow line.

Once the boat comes to a halt and the dock man has a hold of the bow, the helmsman can come forward and take the lazyline, which he walks back to an aft cleat or sheet winch. Sometimes a boat hook will help when accepting the lazy line.

It is advisable to wear gloves when handling the lazy line as these can be barnacle encrusted, and often quite slimy and dirty. You may want to move your pretty cockpit cushions before this maneuver and not wear your finest yacht wear. 

The lazy line is usually a thin line at the dock end, but will change to a thick mooring line as you move back to your cleat. Some marinas provide two mooring lines port and starboard.

When leaving the dock, you simply drop the tail end of the bow lines and pull them thorough the ring, one at a time, making sure that they don't get hung up accidentally.

The helmsman drops the stern mooring line, making sure that it has sunk, away from the propeller, before engaging reverse gear.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 17-Jul-2005

Lagos (Excursion)

We took a bus trip from Portimao to Lagos and rented a boat, with driver, to go to the sea caves.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 04-Jul-2005

Marina del Este (Marina)

Very nice but expensive marina at 48 but we had to shelter from the huge seas.

We filled water and gave the boat a good wash-down.
Howard and Jayne [ Just Imagine ] 22-Jul-2005

Rota (Marina)

Howard [ Just Imagine ] 13-Oct-2009