A few organizational things
The clear inward goes in Marina Office Fairly easy (with EU passport) because Gibraltar is not EU territory. Everything in Gibraltar is tax exempt but that does not necessarily mean that everything is inexpensive and everything is excellent in British Pound (GBP) and is charged with GBP. Exploring it may happen that an exchange rate of £ 1 to 2 € is required on the other side are diesel and petrol quite favorable, for diesel € 42 cents per liter and petrol for € 55 cents per liter.
There is still the airport which is also unique and we spent three days located next to the runway with the ship and seen some takeoffs and landings, it's something different than usual Ange Flew only from the UK and with British Airways -. Monarch - easyJet , and the five to eight times a day with models such as the A320.
Gibraltar in often has a main street which is full of shops, restaurants and bars. From there further to the marina still the Ocean village with some shops, restaurants, bars and a casino zusätzllich it.
The film "The Skipper" with Jürgen Prochnow as skipper was filmed in parts here and the ship was in the then Sheppard Marina at the pier before the skipper launched in the Caribbean from here.
Then there are the monkeys that inhabit the rock of Gibraltar and it should be around 50 km of tunnels in rocks, a small part we could see.
Marina Bay (Marina Sheppard) Info:
Yachts 12m 15.5 £ / day in high season
No Tax / water extra / electricity extra / WIFI included
19.06.2016 Sonne 27°C 8 kt EActuell Position : 36° 08,9' N 005° 21,3' W
In the morning we place after 6 days wait for the right wind for the trip to the south west of the marina. Now in the morning we have a light breeze from the northeast at 10 kt and we can well sail to West.
Around noon the wind makes more and more gradually at 70% of the track, we turn off the motor and then to go from the last 15 nm as a motor glider. Against 2000 pm we reach the Marina Bay (formerly known Shepard Marina) and we call the marina on VHF 71 and get a berth assigned.
Marina Fuengirola info:
Yachts 12 m 26 € / day in high season
incl Tax / water / electricity / WIFI ( http://oceanvillage.gi/marinas/marina-bay/ )
11.06.2016 Sonne 29°C 10 kt NEActuell Position : 36° 32,6' N 004° 37,0' W
The anchorage in Malaga's well protected from western and northern winds. In the morning, everything is still good, around noon the wind turns to the southeast and increasing. We go to anchor and want to Fuengirola. The first 8 nm We go well with the West but then the wind can only gradually then turns still to South, so we have to show up. We drive around a few large fishing nets and two old oil rigs that are left here off the coast. The last 3 nm we let the machine work with and reach in the late afternoon Fuengirola. Directly in front of Fuengirola fishing nets are designed marked with tons this but as always, are not shown in the charts.
The place is a pure tourist place. ( http://www.pdfsam.es/?lang=eng )
10.06.2016 Sonne 22°C 20 kt SWActuell Position : 36° 42,7' N 004° 24,6' W
For tomorrow big waves running into the bay, and we raise the anchor and head slowly from the Bay of Torre de Mar. Our aim is actually to the southwest, but from there come the wind and waves, so we change our route and go with motor sailing towards Malaga. After over time: we can switch off the motor and sail close to the wind along the coast. In the afternoon we reach Malaga and on a possible anchorage is already a yacht, which in the area so here is pretty rare. As the wind from West comes we are here well and let the anchor fall. Throughout the day, the sea calmed down noticeably.