September 16 , 2001
Gaeta, Italy

September 3 , 2001
Stromboli: The Lighthouse Of The Mediterranean

August 26 , 2001
Cefalu: Another Medieval Jewel

August 23 , 2001
Sicily: Land of Lovely Desserts

August 15 , 2001
En Route to North Africa

August 10 , 2001
Ormeggiatori

August 8, 2001
Supermarkets and Amphora

August 6 , 2001
Sailing South in Sardinia

August 2 , 2001
La Vie en Corsica

July 30, 2001
Jonathan Joins Us

July 27, 2001
One Sea, Seven Colors

July 24, 2001
Say What?

July 23, 2001
"Va Bene"

July 21, 2001
Venturing Into Italy

July 20, 2001
And The Mistral Blew

July 18, 2001
The Spell Of Menorca

July 12, 2001
Culture And Concerts

July 7, 2001
Cha Chas

July 6, 2001
Red Dust

July 4, 2001
Rare Birds

July 3, 2001
Clear Empty Water

June 27 , 2001
Quick Friends

June 22 , 2001
Reconnecting

June 13, 2001
Eastern Hemisphere

June 6, 2001
A Weekend in Cartegena

May 30 , 2001
A Time Or A Place

May 29 , 2001
Several Lovely Sails

May 21 , 2001
Free At Last

May 25, 2001
On The Hard

May 18, 2001
A Boat Again

May 14, 2001
Time Warp to Morocco

May 03, 2001
Still On Stilts in Malaga

Several Lovely Sails -

 May 29, 2001 

We left the highrises of the Costa del Sol when we rounded Cabo da Gato, the southeastern most tip of Spain, where we spent two days anchored off a lovely little beach, surrounded by the lighthouse on rocky, rugged cliffs. We were waiting for the easterly winds to lessen. Having finally rounded the cape, we are enjoying the Costa Blanca more than the Costa del Sol (which looks like Miami with a moorish twist). At last, lovely sailing along long stretches of deserted coastline of rocky, green tinged, brown low mountains, interspersed with quiet resort towns, which have a bit more character than the highrises of the Costa del Sol.

We are slowly sailing towards Cabo Tinosa, the western point of Cartegena Bay, but we are not going to clear the point, so will have to drop the sails and put on the engine. We have had a glorious sailing day though, winds up to 20 knots, with two reefs in the main, just whooshing along this mountainous, rather desolate coast. We have been fortunate to have had several lovely sails, in between long days of motoring. It is said about the Mediterranean that it either blows too hard or there is no wind.