Motor – Motor – Motor
03 June 2012
Again we had to motor through the night. It makes for easy sleeping though and Palarran doesn’t use much diesel per hour anyway. If we motor at 7 mph we get about 1 gph. So, it costs about $5/hour to motor. If we go faster, the cost goes up quickly as the motor isn’t as efficient and it takes much more horsepower to move the boat faster. The destination we originally had was Carteagena but as we neared, the neighboring town of Mazarron looked better so we are now tied up at a new town pier.
There have been marina developments in every area we have visited so far. Now, the funny thing is that almost all the shopping space is empty and quite a few of the marina spots also. I would guess that EU money has been spent on development without regard to demand. Sounds familiar.
We are heading to Ibiza either tonight or tomorrow early. It’s about 24 hours away. I’m going to upload some photo’s today so check them out.