|Alicante to Calpe - 33.3 nautical miles, 6 hours 43 minutes,|
average speed 5.0 knots Max 5.8 knots
|Karen getting the I-Pad to update our electronic ship's log at the end of the passage in Denia marina.|
She says books are too old school.
|The track shows we tried to sail into the wind, tacking offshore and then back in before we threw in the towel and went with the engine. Calpe to Denia - 23.7 nautical miles, 5 hours 25 minutes - Average speed 4.3 knots Max 6.3 knots|
A few fellow cruisers have suggested we add a brief review of the marinas we visit to assist those that follow us to choose between the good, the bad and the ugly. Here's the first. It's not intended to replace the information in the pilot guides but rather provide an insight into what we saw as good value or otherwise. As we have time, we'll go back through the previous blog posts and add reviews of those we've stayed at in the past.
MARINA REVIEW: Marina de Denia *****
Cost per night for our 43 foot (13.2m) yacht - 36.12 Euro (Included water - power was metered)
More expensive than a number of marinas we've stayed in on the Spanish coast but still very good value for money.
|Marina de Denia is modern, very well equipped, with a great chandlery, excellent restaurants and the best shower facilities we've encountered. Laundrette on site.|
|From a distance the town of Denia looked quite interesting so we were a little disappointed there was no time for exploring before we left but Barcelona awaits.|
|The wind and this benign looking swell conspired to give us a very |
uncomfortable night of Cabo Cullera.
|Denia to Cabo Cullera - 26.6 nautical miles, 5 hours 24 minutes|
Average speed 4.9 knots Max 6.3 knots