There's always a bigger boat! As we were leaving Cartegena we heard three loud toots and the new super yacht slowly reversed off its berth. Obviously wanted to catch a glimpse of Javelin leaving! She is called A. Apparently the owner Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko after months of rigorous testing is doing final sea trials. The size of 1.5 football pitches with carbon fibre masts that rotate she cost a mere £360 million. 54 crew on board for up to 20 g...
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Another windy day, we were moored stern to and the wind blew the bow away continually so we needed many warps to stop us banging the boat next to us. We spent the day in museums and boat maintenance. The salt museum was a history of the town and how they made salt from sea water in drying ponds. The nautical museum had a gunboat and a submarine that we visited. The submarine reminded me how I could never have been a submariner. One shower for a crew of fifty fiv...
Strong winds were forecast for Monday night lasting till Wednesday. We therefore decided to go further today than previously planned. Initially we were head to wind and tacked our way to Cabos (Cape) de Palos. From there it was a single tack all the way to Torrevieja. A large harbour with 3 marinas. 45 miles up wind is hard work so we enjoyed an excellent Tapas supper in the town before retiring for the night.