Eight of us enjoyed a wonderful day’s cruise along the coast from Dénia Marina, heading south towards Portichol and Cap Negre, but we never even made it to Cala Sardinera. A very nice surprise on arrival at Nautica Corcho was the boat upgrade from the Jeanneau Sun Odysea 39, to the 44!

Had we gone the day before or the day after, there would have been lots of wind, but the day we chose, the scheduled day, there was a lull and we didn’t go anywhere fast, although the bonus was a beautiful day of spring-like warm sunshine. It took two hours to reach the Cabo San Antonio, and having crept past, we thought we’d poke our nose into Jávea port, when suddenly the wind picked up. I think at the most, we achieved a speed of about three and a half knots, but only for about half an hour or so.

We ‘whizzed’ around the bay, and anticipating the wind might drop as quickly as it popped up, when opposite the Arenal, we decided to head back to Dénia. Just as well we did because the wind dropped at the Cabo, so we motored for about half an hour, then managed to sail back the rest.

Dodging the Balearic ferry entering port, we made it back by 5pm and enjoyed a welcome drink at Bar Due.

Crew: Peter English (Skipper), Jim Cooper, Alan Mason, Shirley Swan, Marian Oprel, John Van Rooijen, Peter Muir, Vivien Freakley.

Thanks to all of the crew for making it a fun day!

Peter