2018-05-31 Bahia de Alfacs to Puerto de Valencia Yacht Harbour, Costa del Azahar, Spain Shortly before 6 am with wonderful clear conditions, we depart Bahia de Alfacs, the lagoon beside Sant Carles de la Rapita As we leave an incredible armada of fishing boats also make their departure from the port Sunrise this morning is at 6.30 am The full moon can still be seen in the early morning sky as we pass Puerto de Alancar, Vinaros and Benicarlo With good conditions we continue heading south down the Costa del Azahar towards Valencia We approach Peniscola with its prominent castle standing on an isthmus by the town Last year we visited the Knights Templar Castle by car, which is a very popular site to visit on this part of the coast of Spain Ric sits comfortably at the helm during our journey This popular holiday coast has miles and miles of beaches and wall to wall hotels catering to the crowds mostly visiting during the warmer summer months Numerous fish and mussel farms can be spotted offshore After several hours of motoring we see the Port of Valencia coming into view We near the main entrance of the port Only one cruise ship in the port today!! Valencia is one of the busiest ports in this part of the Mediterranean Sea Container ships come and go all day from Valencia The entrance to the Real Club Nautico, where we managed to get a berth for the night, is south of the main entrance We intend having a night here before moving on early in the morning Once comfortably berthed we do the usual task of hosing down the boat and cleaning it up after a long trip Sunset over the marina As we spent a week in Valencia last year, visiting all the sites and also cycling all around the town, we decided to stay put and dine aboard so we can make an early start in the morning Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.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. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.