Thanks to a large south west swell and strong winds we spent three nights in Calpe marina , it's a really nice place with good facilities and excellent friendly staff, just way more money than we want to pay.
There is a 24 hr break in conditions and we have decided to go the fifty five miles to Ibiza and find an anchorage, the forecast for the following few days isn't great so we need to be well dug in before it blows up.
We leave Calpe along with five other like minded adventurous souls , the swell out side is uncomfortable but the boat is heavy and ploughs in to each wave with a purpose, the boat speed drops each time from 5.5 knots to 3.0 knots so this could be a long trip.
The weather improved as we traveled and with fifteen knots of wind on the beam we made about six knots at times, 10hours later we reached our waypoint on the South Western edge of Ibiza.
About ten miles to go and I spotted a bright day glow yellow object , it looked similar to a life jacket so we detoured to take a look and found an inflatable sun lounger ... No one in it I hasten to add.
We made our way in towards the beach and our chosen anchorage, it's reasonably busy here and even a big party catamaran with OMG more drum and base , I can dance to this !
The evening was magical, as the sun was setting a very large three masted yacht came in and anchored nearby, she looked amazing, lit up and flying a defaced UK ensign, we sat out in the cockpit and eventually woke up at 02:30 the following day.
This mornings forecast never materialised , twenty knots from North West was actually ten knots from South East so my faith in Passage weather is waining.
I have spent the morning doing odd jobs around the boat, mainly painting the coach roof sides, since painting the roof the sides looked bad... Hmmm paint one bit and HAVE to paint another ...stop painting ?
ALSo I have been making use of our "salvage" and lounging around in the chair whilst washing the sides of the boat... Mostly lounging :-)
There is some great snorkelling to be had here !