We stay one week in Rompido. Shortly before the onward journey helicopter rescue is practiced next to us. We wait for the right weather and also for floods to get through the fairway well. At calm sea we have 1 m of water under the keel, so only at high tide is it possible to drive out. At sea we set the sails and after about 25 nautical miles at the entrance to the border river, Rio Guadiana, between Spain and Portugal. With running water we drive a bit up the river and anchor in front of Ayamonte in the river on the Spanish side. The next morning we want to go to the marina, we have to bunker water. ( http://www.puertosdeandalucia.es/en/ )
02.07.2016 Sonne 25°C 8 kt SActuell Position : 37° 12,7' N 007° 04,6' W
After a quiet night at anchor in Mazagon, we want to continue a bit further. The idea is to drive to Rompido, but the driveway is a bit tricky there, as sandbanks change the runway every year. On the other hand, the fairway through the sandbars is safe only at high tide. In a light wind, we sail the 8 nautical miles and look from the sea to what others take for a walk. After some searching, we find the control ton and the other tons that mark the dredged way.
Behind the kilometer-long sand dune, we lie quietly at anchor. On the day a small taxi boat tourists on the sand dune, then the beach is empty since 1800 since you would have to walk a few kilometers to get back to the village. On the land side are large pine forests. ( http://www.puertoelrompido.com/index.php/en/ )
01.07.2016 Sonne 27°C 11 kt SEActuell Position : 37° 08,4' N 006° 51,4' W
From Cadiz to Mazagon, there are 40 nautical miles. In the morning, we make slow progress, at noon, the wind is slowly increasing. The entrance to Mazagon is big because here are also large commercial vessels. In addition to the fairway there is plenty of space to anchor, there are a few yachts here. The marina is like most here pretty empty.
The outer jetty the entrance is one of the longest in the world.