jj-boat 2006

Why the name?  I named it after my grandchildren's first name initials
joshua, joseph, ben, oliver and thomas.

Sailing Plans of jj.boat
A record (Log) of jj.boat's travels

Log of Tommy's trip on jj.boat
March 2422:002988 Chris and Tom arrived picked them up by Club Nautic at Puerto de los Alcazares, Mar Menor
March 25 08:4529935Sailed to Puerto de Tomas Maestre, Chris brought a tow ring.Mar Menor
March 2511:0029985Sailed to Puerto de Los Alcazares jj pulled Emma, Justin, Tom and Joe along at 4 knots 

Tom says I like this
March 25  21035Back to Puerto de Los Alcazares. Tried out the new ring that Chris got. Played on the beach and I towed the boys around in the ring and Hendrik and Dana played football with boys. 

I am nearly a sleep
March 25 18:00  Took "The Greens" to get the taxi. We have a Tom and a Tommy now, so we only have to shout one name and they both jump. 

Now I have to clear up
March 26 30075Sailed to Isla Perdiguera (Pirate Island). Chris took them ashore and they explored the tunnel and played football, I cooked dinner, pizza for the boys and pork and rice for us. 

I am not going down there it is to dark

Tommy and Tom, jj.boat is above Toms head

I must tie that dinghy on better
March 2621:3030125Sailed to Puerto de Tomas Maestre filled up with water and anchored out side, all showered and went to bed. 
March 27 08:003012 Left Puerto de Tomas Maestre Tom a sleep and Tommy on watch. Saw a big fish. Had breakfast on the way. They played cards. 
March 27  304230Arrived Puerto de Cartagena Cartagena

Chris, the Sailor and Me
March 28 13:003042 Left Puerto de Cartagena  
March 2819:30  Arrived Puerto de Tomas Maestre, sailed around the Island 
March 28 20:00307230Got water, sailed to Puerto de Los Alcazares, had dinner and played Harry Potter card game Mar Menor
March 29   Played on beach and in the dinghy all day 
March 29 18:30  Chris and Tom going off, we will miss them, had a good time. 
March 30 08:003072 Left Puerto de Los Alcazares, no wind so motored slowly 
March 3009:5030775Arrived Puerto de Tomas Maestre 
March 3010:15  Leave Puerto de Tomas Maestre. No wind, motor slowly. We are hanging out the fishing line, may be we will catch a fish. We did not catch anything!! May me next time. Put the big "cruising chute" up, so engine is off and we are sailing.  

Tommy has as much luck as I did fishing!
March 3014:30309114Arrived Torrevieja, Tommy straight off in the dinghy, he loves it. We got drinking water and some food for Tommy. Tommy had a Waffle for pudding, but I was very good and did not have one.Torrevieja

Tommy is so good in the dinghy
March 31    Torrevieja, Shopped for rope. Tommy played in the dinghy. 

He can even steer it sitting backwards
March 31 17:153090.5 Leave Torrevieja, some wind so may sail until the wind stops, sail and motored. Saw a shark or a Dolphin. Sea like a mill pond towards the end. Tommy slept in his bed for a few hours, woke and slept in my favorite sleeping place while sailing. He missed out on dinner last night. Had a good breakfast, on the way. 
April 1 Sat08:003158.568Arrive Puerto de Agulas y Hornillo. I slept for a few hours, Tommy played in the dinghy and fished. He caught a Octopus and a big fish broke his hook. We saw 5 marching bands. 

The "Lord Nelson"

Tommy's Fish. We could not cut it up, so back it went.

Tommy is so much like me, bet you never saw a big black van like this!
April 2    Left Puerto de Agulas y Hornillo  
April 2 12:003161.53Stopped for lunch and a swim at Cama de los Novios 

Such hard work looking after Tommy
April 2 16:153163.52Stopped at Ensenada de Terreros for a swim and play in the dinghy 
April 2 19:153176.513Arrive Puerto de Garrucha, anchored in the harbor 
April 3 08:45  Leave Puerto de Garrucha have the Cruising Chute up, touched 9.1 knots 

Tommy he was mostly in such good moods
April 3    Arrive Almeria  
April 4 13:45322750.5Leave Almeria 
April 4    Looked in to Puerto de Roquetas del Mar, no room for us so moved on. 
April 4 19:00325225Arrived Almerimar  
April 5    Almerimar played on bike 
April 6    Almerimar found Spanish ice cream 
April 7    Almerimar got the car, Granddad is a great driver?? 
April 8    Fly back to cold England 

Your sailing would be more enjoyable if you new a few knots & a bit about sailing

jj.boat Sail plan.
We will have a cutter rig (2 sails at the front)

Our layout
Large raised Deck Salon with Settee, table, arm chair, chart table & galley
3 Double cabins, Loo, shower, hot and cold, electric loo. Large cockpit (the bit you sit outside in the Sun)
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Some idea of the temperatures


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Moraira in is the region of Valencia. See a bit more of the area.

jj.boat in full sail