It was time to push on as the weather forecast was predicting the easterly winds in a couple days. We left Cadiz at daybreak and it was beautiful to see the city in the morning light. Roland decided today he would set up his fishing rod, after all we were in a area of several Tuna nets. Our course was Tanger to transit prior to the official east west traffic lanes of the Gibraltar strait. Just as we are negotiating the west bound traffic, Roland’s fishing rod starts singing. Sure enough it is a FISH!
After 20 minutes of getting it on board we then needed to address the fishing net buoys and a Russian War Ship bearing down on us. Then Tanger Radio seeing our AIS, contacted us on VHF to ask our destination. It was a exciting hour in transit.
As we arrived on the south side we headed west and with the 23+ knots of wind and the tidal current with us we flew to Ceuta which is a Spanish Colony situated on the NE tip of Africa. Once secure in Hercules Marina 11 hours after departing Cadiz, we stretched our legs and took our first walk on African soil.