Dec 01, 2018 - Day 106 - Rabat to 33º54'N 007º46'W

Summary
At sea again. Finally. As much as I love to explore new lands, I am still a sailor and I love to be at sea. We got stuck a few days because the ocean swell was too high for the marina to open. At the day of departure we moved the boat to the customs pontoon, cleared out and followed the pilot through Bouregreg river to the open sea. We chose a Western course at first to stay clear of the plenty of unmarked fishing nets and unlit fishing boats closer to shore.

Sea Area
Atlantic Ocean, Bouregreg River, Casablanca (ref. Spanish forecast areas)

Weather
After a week of almost constant rain the skies are clear with 2/8 of scattered clouds at times. The winds are from N with 2 Bft at times, slightly shifting to NE increasing 3-4 Bft. At first 2 m swells, later decreasing to 1 m. Pressure 1025, temporarily dropping to 1022, then increasing to 1024 HPa. Min. temp.: 14ºC, max. temp.: 22ºC.

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Nautical Log
09:00 - motor on
09:10 - departure from berth
09:20 - arrival at customs pontoon, motor off
11:00 - motor on, departure from customs pontoon, following pilot through Bouregreg River
11:30 - motor off, main sail and genoa set, HDG 280
12:30 - HDG 270
13:30 - mizzen set
14:00 - pusher sail set
16:30 - HDG 240
17:10 - HDG 250
18:10 - HDG 255
20:45 - HDG 300
22:30 - pusher lowered, autopilot set to wind angle 120º Stbd

Incidents
none

Sightings
none

Maintenance Log
17:00 - genoa sail to furling drum connection fixed
mechanical log not functional (speed shows 0 kts)

Other
10:00 - boarded by immigration and police officers

Mileage (over ground)
Today: 51,6 nm
Total: 2.271,6 nm