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


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