Sailing Plans of jj.boat
A record (Log) of jj.boat's travels
Spring 2007 Date Time Log Trip Eng. Log Links April Easter in Cartagena. See Amanda's Easters photo's of the processions April 10 09:45 5285 Leave Cartagena 1445 5307 22 5 Arrive Puerto de Tomas Maestre, wait for the Bridge to opened. Wind died on us. We will wait over night in Mar Menor. Mar Menor April 11 14:30 5310 Leave Puerto de Tomas Maestre, catch the 14:00 bridge. Sailed all the way to Torrevieja, blowing a force 5. Saw Dolphins on the way. See Mar Menor 17:30 5324 14 1
Arrived Torrevieja. Anchor and get new flag,the old one did not last 2 years. Amanda cooked Chinese & Creme Caramel. Changed the Red Ensign after nearly 2 years of use
Torrevieja April 12 11:00 Leave Torrevieja 20:30 5363 39 6 Arrive Benidorm, BBQ on the way,just timed it right,all cooked by the time we anchor. Benidorm all lit up, but its quite 200 meters off the beach. Had extra company all the way to Benidorm, a wren, with a few Swifts or Swallow's flying around the rigging a bad night rock and rolled all night, not much wind. Got up early and watched Benidorm awake, it was quite warm and the coffee went down a treat.
April 13 07:00 5363 Leave Benidorm 5369 6 Arrive Altea. Meet up with Earnest & Carole again. They brought dinner to jj and we meet her best friend Val, who I recognized from "my Bruton days" & her son Don. Fantastic dinner, we are hoping Earnest& Carole will visit us in the summer. Had 3 leisurely days Altea. Talked to some of the family on line. I have to thank Garry for the idea about the WIFI Dish. It boosts the signal to the computer.
Our WIFI satellite dish
April 15 5369 Leave Altea 5376 7 Arrive Calpe. Good sail across the bay in a force 7, but off of the land. Anchor off the marina in calm water. Had a quite night weather wise, awoke to brilliant sunshine and calm seas. Saw the town & eat in one of he fish restaurants around the harbor. First time Amanda has been tipsy.
Had a fish meal here
jj at anchor
View from our window
April 18 14:00 5376 Leave Calpe, sailed most of the way 18:00 5396 20 2 Arrive Javea, Mum Phoned, see is well. Any time you are in Exmouth call and see her, she has a new address. She move on Saturday 28th April. April 19 13:00 5397 Leave Javea for the Balearics, not sure which Island depends on the wind. Saw a big Shark only 10 Meters away from jj, it was 3 Meters long. Decided not to swim! April 20 00:45 5454 57 4 Arrive Formentera. Pick up a mooring buoy Isla Espalmodor. Very dark coming in, but only see 3 boats with the searchlight. Espalmodor bay is a big horse shoe shape. We move the next day closer to the shore. Only 2 other boats here at night,a few come for the day & some quite tourist sailboats. Amanda does some modeling photos,she looks quite different as a model. I think this is our favorite place to relax. But I am doing some jobs, getting ready for Tony & Evilyn,all so seeing Mands, Jason & Ryan. April 23 16:30 5454 Leave Formentera, Isla Espalmodor 21:00 5472 18 Arrive San Antonio, Ibiza April 25 17:00
Leave San Antonio. Saw Pam & Norm and Joy & Alick
20:15 5487 15 Arrive Cala Portinax. Stay 2 nights on a buoy very relaxing. April 27 09:00 Leave Cala Portinax, Ibiza 18:30 5529 42 Arrive Andraitx Mallorca, meet Danna & Hendrik again, do a few jobs, finish another book. May 3 08:00 5531 Leave Andraitx for Alcudia 14:00 Arrive Cala de La Calobra for lunch, row up a small river (Torrente de Pareis) to a lagoon 16:00 Leave Cala de La Calobra 19:30 5576 37 Arrive Cala Figuera Very high sided Cala, found some sand and anchored for the night. Woke a bit as it got a bit rock and rolly May 4 09:00 Leave Cala Figuera May 4 12:00 5588 11 Arrive Alcudia, Anchor and look at the town