SV Songbird

Adra to Cala de San Pedro

25 July 2014
Stu & Shar
I woke early as we were being blown offshore by an easterly wind with good pressure. Pushing off we sailed for about an hour before it swung onto the bow and died out, on with 'Victor' and away we go.....not happy with the motoring......Again we had no fixed destination, as the coastline drifted slowly by it changed and was absolutely spectacular in places.....we motored into an area with massive schools of baitfish, they created ripples of broken water as they scattered away from the boat, clearing a path for us to go through, then reform again astern of us . This lasted for about an hour (7nm)...how many fish were there?....I don't know but it was huge numbers, which was good too see as from all reports the Mediterranean has been fished to death....after rounding 'Cabo de Gata' one of the many capes on the south eastern corner of Spain it was around 18:00 and we were looking for a place for the night....we stumbled across a small bay on the chart known as 'Cala de San Pedro' (Bay of Saint Peter)...what an absolute gem....dropping anchor in about 5m of crystal clear water and diving in for a swim was a welcome relief after a long hot humid day.....looking across at the beach I thought I saw a number of naked people......I picked up the binoculars and took a double take...there were a lot of nude people on the beach......anyhow after a bit of reading we discovered that this was a hippy commune only accessible by foot of boat....some people live in the beach shacks they have built all year round and others walk from the town about 5nm away. Originally it was a Moorish post with a small fort (see pics), what made it very valuable is a natural spring that still runs today, which is why there is quite a bit of vegetation in the area and it allows people to stay here permanently.....a great spot...totally different to the overcrowded and ugly tourist regions not far away.
Comments
Vessel Name: Songbird
Vessel Make/Model: Dufour 40E
Hailing Port: Fremantle - Australia
Crew: Stuart & Sharanne
Songbird's Photos - Main
11 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
17 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
2 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
19 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
39 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
8 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
10 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
17 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
33 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
4 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
18 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
40 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
51 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
16 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
10 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
33 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
36 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
20 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
22 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
18 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
15 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
10 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
15 Photos
Created 6 September 2014
6 Photos
Created 26 June 2014
19 Photos
Created 26 June 2014
15 Photos
Created 26 June 2014
20 Photos
Created 26 June 2014
13 Photos
Created 26 June 2014
17 Photos
Created 26 June 2014
4 Photos
Created 26 June 2014
47 Photos
Created 19 April 2014
14 Photos
Created 29 September 2013
12 Photos
Created 29 September 2013
12 Photos
Created 29 September 2013
39 Photos
Created 23 September 2013
17 Photos
Created 23 September 2013
25 Photos
Created 23 September 2013
15 Photos
Created 23 September 2013
12 Photos
Created 23 September 2013
31 Photos
Created 23 September 2013
31 Photos
Created 15 September 2013
10 Photos
Created 13 September 2013
9 Photos
Created 13 September 2013
8 Photos
Created 13 September 2013
19 Photos
Created 12 September 2013
11 Photos
Created 12 September 2013
6 Photos
Created 12 September 2013
28 Photos
Created 11 September 2013
32 Photos
Created 11 September 2013
27 Photos
Created 9 September 2013
16 Photos
Created 2 September 2013
9 Photos
Created 29 August 2013
11 Photos
Created 29 August 2013
14 Photos
Created 29 August 2013
11 Photos
Created 3 August 2013
10 Photos
Created 3 August 2013
26 Photos
Created 3 August 2013
3 Photos
Created 3 August 2013
13 Photos
Created 2 August 2013
14 Photos
Created 2 August 2013
19 Photos
Created 7 July 2013
20 Photos
Created 7 July 2013
20 Photos
Created 30 June 2013
20 Photos
Created 29 June 2013
Songbird being Commissioned
20 Photos
Created 25 June 2013

Songbird

Who: Stuart & Sharanne
Port: Fremantle - Australia