Thursday, 15 September 2016


We thought the Puerto America of Cadiz would be bigger.  The entrance is extremely narrow with a low floating wave-breaker pontoon at the entrance with a tight turn.  The small Real Club Nautico on your left as you enter has large pontoons for big boats and the Puerto America marina is clearly aimed at small local boats and a couple of pontoons for visitors.  Like Rota, the marina was practically empty when we arrived and the port office just told us to pick any spot we wanted.  The finger berths are large and in reasonably good condition.  There is no internet from the marina office, but we learned that you can get wifi access from the Nautica Benitez shop next door for 2 euros per day.  The signal was good enough for email and gentle net surfing from the boat, and our one-day access lasted for 3 days. 

The winds were blowing stiffly from the east, not very promising for heading through the Straits of Gibraltar.  No problem, we said, we will enjoy visiting Cadiz for a few days.  A few days turned into 7 before the winds became favorable, so we had time to get to know Cadiz.  We had visited a few years ago in winter and found the town a bit boring and depressing, but summer brings another atmosphere. 

Lazy photo-journalist confession again:  pictures with no context coming up.


Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor said...

I don't think you need context for those photos - they're amazing!