Whimbrel Sailing Adventure travel blog

Green means land not water

Luckily we made it through with 3 metres below the keel!

How's that for clear water - always nice to be able to...

Cala Tarida where we spent Jane's birthday

Some of the native flora

An evening paddle!

Isla Vedra in south west Ibiza

Formentera in the distance - it's very flat!

Port Roig anchorage

Fishing boat sheds mainly used as beach huts - bit different from...

Pine clad slopes of Ibiza

10 May: In the evening we set off round the north-east corner of Ibiza, going through a passage between Isla Conejera and Isla Bosque. The plotter chart showed it as dry land but the pilot guide book said there was a minimum depth of 3.5m water at the shallowest point. It got down to 3m below the hulls but thankfully the pilot was correct and we got safely through and anchored in Cala Tarida off the west coast.

11 May: Jane’s birthday. We spent the day lazing around and swimming in the clear turquoise sea, although the jelly fish that arrived in numbers towards the end of the day rather put us off. We tried to find a footpath to explore the hill behind the bay but ended up pushing our way through scrub. The native plants include pine trees, cistus, orchids and rosemary but we got slightly too close for comfort… A glass or two of wine and a delicious meal on board cooked by Francis rounded the day off perfectly.

Next day there was no wind so we motored to our next anchorage stop at Port Roig cove. It’s a beautiful setting with old fishing boat huts on the beach, now used more as beach huts that for boats and hills around the bay. We went ashore to have a walk and met an Englishman who has had a house there for 50 years and gave us directions for a good walk across the headland and through the countryside.

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