Cala d'Hort-Alicante

14 July, 2016| 88.2 nm | position 59° 55.000'N 10° 40.400'E S-SE 5-8m/s  

 

Lifted anchor before sunrise and motored west toward Alicante.

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Sunrise over Ibiza

After a couple hours on engine, the southern wind arrived and we could set the sails and enjoy some playful Striped Dolphins.

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Two playful Striped Dolphins showing off

San Antoni-Cala d'Hort

14 July, 2016| 9.2 nm | position 59° 55.000'N 10° 40.400'E Variable  

 

Motored to the most westerly bay in order to shorten the leg back to Alicante. This bay is just inside the Island Es Vedrà, our first stop in Ibiza.

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Last sunset in Ibiza

Cala Comte-San Antoni

13 July, 2016| 4.5 nm | position 59° 55.000'N 10° 40.400'E Variable  

 

Short leg to San Antoni to get some diesel for the leg back to Alicante. The Repsol fuel station was a bit shallow at places, but we managed.

Anchored next to buoys of the Club Nautico. Getting a berth in San Antoni is difficult in the summer months, but it's easier getting a buoy. They have waiting lists for both. At a buoy you can be picked by a launch to go on shore and for a small fee you can also tie up at the quay for a couple of hours to charge your batteries an fill up water.

Shopping is easy if you land your tender by the west end of the club ( there is a public quay ) and a supermarket and chandler is close by.

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For anchor in the bay of San Antoni

Cala de Porroig-Cala Comte

11-12 July, 2016| 18.5 nm | position 59° 55.000'N 10° 40.400'E Variable  

 

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Es Picatxos

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Cala Comte

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Flyboarding

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is not

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easy

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Not only sunsets are nice on Ibiza - this is the first sunrise!

Isla Tagomago-Cala de Porroig

10 July, 2016| 25.0 nm | position 59° 55.000'N 10° 40.400'E Variable  

 

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Ibiza town

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Superyacht

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Cala de Porroig

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Miniyacht

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Tender to Virginian

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Chilling out in the heat..

Cala Portinax-Isla Tagomago

9 July, 2016| 9,4 nm | position 59° 55.000'N 10° 40.400'E Variable  

 

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Passing the northern point of Ibiza - Punta Moscarter

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Pre-historic engraving

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Morning exercise on the neighbor yacht

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A noble yacht visited the island today - "Indio" - a 100 feet custom Wally built in 2007 and won the Best Sailing Yacht 30-40m at World Superyacht Awards 2010

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S/Y Indio

We had a bit of anchor cinema today - while swimming back from the boat after snorkeling, the captain discovered two anchors almost caught up in each other. Once back in the boat a catamaran lifted it's anchor, but unfortunately caught the other anchor chain and after a lot of work they managed to free the jam with a boat hook, but getting an anchor chain off a boathook is not easy and in the end the boathook followed the anchor chain to the bottom ( the last picture)

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Two anchors  - dangerously close

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One anchor, two chains

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One anchor chain, one boathook

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Almost alone at Isla Tagomago by sunset

Cala Binirras-Cala Portinatx

8 July, 2016| 4.1 nm | position 59° 55.000'N 10° 40.400'E Variable  

 

Motoring a short leg along the northern part of Ibiza to the city of Portinax.

We were hoping to do some shopping here, but at most you could get some bread and some sausages.

Carefully we selected  the largest free space in the small protected bay an anchored on sand  surrounded by many other sailors.

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Portinatx - the largest town we have seen so far!

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Quite some nice restaurants along the bay

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Anchoring is obviously a challenge in the tiny bay!

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My first swim this year - can't say I like getting all wet!

Cala Salada-Cala Binirras

7 July, 2016| 10.6 nm | position 59° 55.000'N 10° 40.400'E E-NE 7m/s  

 

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Islas Margarita

Motoring slowly today to charge the batteries a bit and to admire the landscape.

Cala Binirras is open to the west and good holding ground, at least our anchor held when we had a squall at midnight with up 30knots wind. Others weren't that lucky, a sailboat just upwind from us lost its and panicked in the strong wind. Fortunately one of the charter skippers assisted them with his tender. At one time they were just a few meters away from us in the complete darkness without control of the boat. The charter skipper managed to calm them down and showed them a new place to drop the anchor and this time downwind from us.

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Punta Torretas

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Only a tiny rock to protect us from west

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Snorkeling is is nice in these waters

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A tiny cave in the bay

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The cave from the inside

Cala Vadella-Cala Salada

6 July, 2016| 8.9 nm | position 59° 55.000'N 10° 40.400'E Variable  

 

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Sorry, but no sunset picture today!

The amount of super yachts continue to surprise us! The one below must be owned by a very young millionaire...

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A 95 meters camping boat with it own waterslide

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Cala Salada

Cala Salada is protected from any weather, except SW. There is a restaurant at the beach, but no dogs allowed, so we  skipped our sunset drinks today

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Slack line is not easy!

Cala Saona-Cala Vadella

4-5 July, 2016| 15.7 nm | position 59° 55.000'N 10° 40.400'E E-W 8m/s  

 

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Passing Cabo Jueu

Nice sailing wind from the east until we passed Cabo Jueu, where it to our surprise turned west! We left Cala Saona because the forecast was that the wind would turn from E to NNW during the night.

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Playa Vadela

Cala Vadella would protect us from the NNW but not from west! Well the wind wasn't strong so we anchored in the tiny bay, (open to the west) anyway!

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Fishermen's living quarters

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One of the fishermen in the bay

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and his pray

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and some friends of the pray

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and more friends

Es Trucadors-Cala Saona

3 July, 2016| 5.3 nm | position 59° 55.000'N 10° 40.400'E E 8m/s  

 

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Playa Saona, with the anchorage behind

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Short sail today, just reaching along Formentera with only a bit of the genoa out.

Arriving to the bay, it took us some time to find a spot to anchor because we caught the anchor chain on a rock.

Once settled down, we could enjoy all the boating competions which are practiced here;

- Sailing closest to boats on anchor

- Fastest slalom among the boats

- Biggest wakes or loudest music

 


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Traditional boat sheds are lining the bay

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I love the wind in my hair...

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Sunset over the Mediterranean - again

Es Vedrà-Es Trucadors

2 July, 2016| 15.9 nm | position 59° 55.000'N 10° 40.400'E SE-E  4-6m/s  

 

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The island Vedrà - and no - The colours have not been photoshopped!

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Sailing towards Formentera, we saw a lot of super yachts anchored in the bays of Ibiza and our plotter showed us how full the Es Trucadors was.

This bay is a sanctuary for Poseidon grass and you are not allowed to anchor where it grows - anchor on sand!

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Super yachts at the playa

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In the Caribbean, well actually Formentera..

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Sunset over the island Vedrà

Alicante-Es Vedrà

1 July, 2016 | 84.8 nm | position  59° 40.142'N 10° 34.708'E S 0-8m/s  

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Left Alicante late after topping up diesel, petrol and water. Had to motor the first couple of hours, but then the forecasted south breeze arrived and we could do the rest of the 85 nm at speeds between 7.5-8 knots!

Arriving at Es Vedrà just before midnight, in the dark, it was quite a challenge to navigate the 100m wide bay to find a safe place to drop the anchor. The bay proved to be a good shelter for southern wind and waves!

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Sheltered by the 250m high mountain on the island Vedrà, we had a quiet night. We actually could spot this island 38nm out at sea!

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No jokes about me beeing a black hairball....