We decided to leave Morocco earlier than planned as I broke a tooth eating chocolate with nuts.
The goal was, Clinica Dental Noruega in Fuengirola.
After waking up the custom officer in Marina Smir at 07:00, we got the exit stamp in our passports. Then we had a fantastic sail over the Alboran Sea. The forecast was 20-25 knots from the West. Instead we got 25-35 knots.
With reefed main and genoa we got a nice broad reach. We did 60 Nm in 7 hour. That makes an average of 8.6 knots. Not bad for cruising boat! Currents were favorable all day long. Must be a pain going in the other direction! Not one other sail boat was to be seen all day.
Puerto Deportivo in Fuengirola is right in the center, and it is a short walk to the commercial area. The marina is reasonably priced and with good service: For example free WIFI that is working great. Not that common.
Today we did find the Scandinavian Store, Casa Nordica. Our refrigerator is filled with Matjesill, Snaps and jordgubbar.(Herring, schnapps and strawberries) On Friday we celebrate Midsummer here in Fuengirola. Fortunately we do not have to worry about the weather, but will off course miss our friends Hans & Iris whom we have spent many wet Midsummers with in Sweden, under the Cockpit extension eating our traditional Midsummer food. We wish you all well.
I hope this time it will be good weather both here and in Sweden. At least I understand that the weather forecast is quite promising.
Glad Midsommar !