2017-07-29 Bahai de Alfacs to Marina Burriananova, Burriana, Spain

This morning we finally begin our journey following the Spanish coast in a south westerly direction
Goodbye to Sant Carles de la Rapita where the Tangaroa was wintered at the end of our last season
Looking towards the incredible mountain range called Serra del Montsi√† bordering the Delta D’Ebre and the town of Sant Carles de la Rapita
This time we pass the cement factory at Alcanar by water!!
In perfect weather we continue down the coast passing the towns of Vinaros and Benicarno
In the distance we can see the fortified town of Peniscola which we had visited by car several days ago
The town of Peniscola has seen a lot of development over recent years and now become a very popular Spanish tourist destination due to of the wonderful fortified castle and the beautiful beaches along the coast
We approach the Peniscola fortified castle
The present fortified castle with the lighthouse was built on the rocky headland 67 m high between 1294 and 1307
With the temperature in the high 30’s there is hardly much space left on the popular beach beside the castle
The rocky headland where Peniscola Castle is located is joined to the mainland by a narrow strip of land
We continue down the coast of the Costa del Azahar
We pass the unusual large hotels that almost look like a row of army tanks lining the shore to the north of Oropesa del Mar
This area of the Spanish coast is a very popular budget holiday destination
Beautiful sandy bays are flanked by hotels and apartment blocks
We continue down the coast heading towards Burriana
We pass the oil drilling platforms off the coast of Castellon
We drop our anchor for a short while beside the Burriana Port to have a swim before going into the marina
After a refreshing swim in the very hot weather we make our way towards the port of Burriana
The entrance to the port
We approach the buildings of the Marina Burriananova
Several large motor yachts are moored in Burriananova
Once allocated a berth at the marina we settle ourselves in and make plans for the evening
We leave the Tangaroa later and head for the restaurant that one of the pleasant marina staff suggested we try
A rather head turning sleek vessel in the port

We sit down at the Le Chic Bar at the marina to have a drink before dinner
We have a good view of the Tangaroa from our seats

Ric orders us a couple of generous gin and tonics!!
A sensational sunset from the bar too!!!
After our very refreshing drinks we head out to the entrance to the port to the El Morro Terraza Restaurant
When we first motored into the port we noticed this circular shaped building that resembled a restaurant/bar. Restaurants in Spain usually open at around 8.30 pm and as we did not have lunch we booked early and were one of the first to arrive!! By the time we left the restaurant was full and there was a queue of eagerly waiting patrons!!
As usual a bottle of Spanish red is ordered
We sample a couple of the local natural oysters each
We also share our favourite dish, tomato with tuna belly salad
Next come our delicious squid rings to share
Followed by the sensational prawns
A glass of very sticky sweet Spanish wine arrived at the table to accompany the dessert Ric had ordered!!
The chocolate pudding in the jar was delicious however not good for the waistline!!!

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