Gibraltar update 10/28/13
We enjoyed our time Gibraltar, but needed to move on in order to regain our
strength from all the boat work. We intended to spend two weeks there preparing the boat for the Atlantic crossing.
We had read that there were excellent facilities for repairs and parts in Gibraltar. Unfortunately, most repair people
were hard to book. If parts were not in inventory, shipping to Gibraltar was slow and expensive. Nevertheless, Harold
was waiting for us when we arrived eager to inspect and fix every piece of equipment on the boat. The three of us worked like
dogs for two weeks tackling a long maintenance list and inspecting the boat systems thoroughly. I personally set a new
aloft record with four trips up the mast with one lasting almost three hours at the tip top in my new harness.
and I did manage to spend a day exploring the fortification tunnels within the big rock. Sadly, Sharon was nursing
a hurt foot resulting from an Olympic class dock leap she made when in Spain and was unable to join us.
trip out the Straits for Gibraltar was relatively easy. We expected strong adverse currents and heavy ship traffic, but made
our way the Moroccan side in good time. More on Morocco later.