We’re in Fuengirola, a small marina a few miles closer to Gibraltar. We decided to sit out some bad weather that was predicted for last night and today and indeed it started blowing quite hard this morning, accompanied by heavy rain. This low should be gone by tomorrow and we can be on our way again. Although we are not in a hurry as we are waiting for the new sails to be delivered to Gibraltar early next week. Once we have the sails we can head for the Canary islands. I’ve been asked by several people when we will cross the big pond but at the moment we can’t put a date on that yet. We will leave the Canaries when the weather is favourable and plan to stop over in Cape Verde on the way. There’s no advantage in going too early and in fact the weather is usually more favourable late December/ January.
In the meantime, there is plenty of work to keep us busy: boat maintenance, school work, cooking, cleaning and birthday preparations (Aeneas will be five on Thursday!).