Even the Weatherman Needs to Look Out the Window Once in a While

Being tied up in the Puerto Deportivo de Rota these last few days has been a welcome respite from the wind and waves that give Dauntless it’s gentle rocking motion.

The Full Moon Rises Over Dauntless

The Full Moon Rises Over Dauntless

It has also given me a break; time to relax, while not having to plan the next day’s, week’s destinations.

So as I lay in my bed early this morning, I thought I heard the pitter patter of rain.  The more I listened, the more I was convinced it was raining. I had left the windward Dutch door in the pilot house open as the boat cools each day.  So if it was raining, I needed to get my ass out of my cozy bed and close up the boat.  But since arriving in Rota, I have not seen even one cloud in the sky.  Therefore, before going back to sleep, I convinced myself I was imagining it.

Sunset over Rota, Spain

Sunset over Rota, Spain

When I awoke again, I thought it must be just after sunrise, as it was a bit dark out.

Well, it was at least an hour past sunrise as it was almost 09:00!  And the darker skies were caused by clouds, you know those things that produce RAIN!

And it had rained, not much, the decks were still damp.  As for the pilot house, whatever was wet, was now dry, so all was well.

I have some travelling to do to the USA and Italy during October, so this is our mid-cruise rest.

Cirrus over the Bay of Cadiz

Cirrus over the Bay of Cadiz

Though now, I am looking down the road to November and December.  I spent the morning looking on-line for more information of boats cruising to Morocco.  Cheap fuel, coupled with an exotic location is a strong attraction for me.  An interesting post about a cruising boat to Morocco

Spanish Warship in the Bay of Cadiz

Spanish Warship in the Bay of Cadiz

is: http://www.sailing-interlude.com/category/morocco/

As summer turns to fall, I realize it’s time to start pinning down the crew for the passage from the Canaries to the Caribbean. Before I go to Cruiser’s Forum and other sites for finding crew, I thought I throw it out there for the followers of this blog.

ARA Libertad, an Argentine Full Rigged Tall Ship docked in Cadiz

ARA Libertad, an Argentine Full Rigged Tall Ship docked in Cadiz

I’m looking for one person or a couple to crew Dauntless for the passage from either Morocco or the Canaries to Barbados.  This will mean about 5 weeks from the end of November through December.  It’s 18 days to Barbados and another 4 or 5 days from Morocco, plus the week spent in the Canaries.  Email me if interested.

A Wary Eye

A Wary Eye

Cats of Cadiz

Cats of Cadiz

Look I'm in Cadiz and I have the picture to prove it

Look I’m in Cadiz and I have the picture to prove it

One of the narrow streets of Cadiz

One of the narrow streets of Cadiz

Cats

Cats

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Even the Weatherman Needs to Look Out the Window Once in a While

  1. I like your cat pictures :-). i’m not able to join you for crossing over to Barbados, I hope you find someone.
    Love,

    Marijke

  2. Hi Richard, just missed you in Lisbon! Watched your AIS track past me as I was holed up in Parque das Nacoes. You will find the cheapest fuel in the region at Gibraltar. Last month I paid 35pence (UK sterling) per litre.

    Safe travels,

    Colin

  3. Richard! Hi! The adventure continues! Love the cats as I’m sure you did too! Ahhh Morocco. Wouldn’t I love to go. One of the cities of my dreams. Some Bedouin jewelry would be great!! Will I see you when you hit the states? Be safe. Have fun!! Don’the forget your look outside!

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