2017-09-24 Cala Tarida, Abiza Island to Bahai de Alfacs, Spain This morning we left Carla Tarida on the west coast of Ibiza Island at approximately 4.30 am while still dark to make the 105 nautical mile journey to Sant Carles de la Rapita on the Spanish mainland. At 7.20 am signs of sunrise start appearing and in the far distance one can see a faint outline of Ibiza At 7.45 am the sun starts appearing over the water At 7.47 am we have sunrise…..which looked identical to the sunset we experienced in Cala Tarida last night!! xx xx One of very few boats we encountered on our journey We decide to detour off our course to visit a small group of islands called Illes Columbretes Conditions for our long 12+ hour journey today are absolutely perfect The Illes Columbretes come into clearer view A number of small dangerous rocks are scattered in the vicinity of the larger Islands The largest of the islands has a horseshoe shape and if the conditions are calm, yachts and motorboats often moor here overnight Looking back to the other small rocky island We approach the large island of the Illes Collumbretes A few boats are on anchor here at the moment After many more hours of travelling we see the first glimpses of our destination Approaching the huge sandbar that protects the Bahai de Alfacs, the large lagoon of the Ebro Delta Finally we arrive after more than 12 hours of motoring from Ibiza, one of the Balearic Islands. We decide to have our last night out on anchor before taking the Tangaroa into the marina where we will prepare her for winter storage The floating restaurant in the Bahai de Alfacs is a popular venue for lunch which is accessible only by boat or ferry The magnificent back drop for Sant Carles de la Rapita is the incredible mountain range called Serra del Montsià Good sea breeze this afternoon for sailing By chance we drop anchor near acquaintances we met In Sant Carles de la Rapita 3 months ago Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.