SV Songbird

Mazagon to Sancti Petri

14 July 2014
Stu & Shar
We tried on the 10th July to go to Barbate and then push on to Gibraltar. Turned back as it got too rough and would have had four sick crew on board (It would have been a good sail, but not for most on board it would have been a bit tough). We weren't going to be able to make Gibraltar to connect with Coll and Alex's flight home so the decision was made to hire a car and do a round trip to drop Jack off for his flight home. This made it a 1700klm road trip over three days to drop Coll and Alex off in Gibraltar, then up to Madrid to drop Jack off at the airport for the flight home. Returning to Sancti Petri we spent a couple of days catching up on housekeeping and chilling out, weather wasn't too good to head south so stayed put. The local yacht club 'Club Nautico' looked after us really well, particularly the 'marineros', nothing was too much trouble. We had tapas and beer/wine each evening watching the sunset was very relaxing, first time we were able to sit and do nothing after what had been a very busy time since landing in France eight weeks ago. Took the dinghy over to Castillo Sancti Petri, got told off for not using the official entrance, but when we said 'Soy de Owstralian' (we're from Australia), the tone softened and she explained what we had done wrong in english. We apologised and wandered off to have a look at the 'Castle' and unintentionally annoy the seagulls...they were now the masters in residence (see pics).
Vessel Name: Songbird
Vessel Make/Model: Dufour 40E
Hailing Port: Fremantle - Australia
Crew: Stuart & Sharanne


Who: Stuart & Sharanne
Port: Fremantle - Australia