Almerimar, Spain

Photo: An abandoned wreck in Almerimar, Spain. Credit: Lisa Borre.
Almerimar is a huge, purpose-built marina that is popular among cruisers. We were the only American boat among 1,000 at the marina — not sure what message they were trying to send when they put us next to this abandoned wreck! Credit: Lisa Borre.

Logbook Entry

Dates: 08/1/08 – 08/12/08
 12 nm
Sailed from: Adra
Lat: 36°41.7’N
Long: 02°47.6’W

We arrived at the huge marina in Almerimar for what turned out to be an 11-day stop-over to collect our mail, catch-up on some reading and visit sites of interest nearby. A few days into our stay, we found Dutch friends Dries and Else on Thetis, which was docked two basins over from us. We crossed the Atlantic together last year, and they also kept their boat at Marina de Lagos over the winter, departing there at the end of June. We enjoyed a fun evening of tapas, wine and dinner ashore with them. They left the following day bound for the Balearics and then France.