Nov 15, 2018 - Day 90 - 34º30'N 007º30'W to Rabat

Nov 15, 2018 - Day 90 - 34º30'N 007º30'W to Rabat

Today we fight head wind and decreasing wind speeds to just 1 Bft. We arrive on time at the estuary of Bouregreg River and call Marina Bouregreg on radio. As the sand bar in front of the river is changing its shape and position constantly and the approach of the river is challenging, they send out a pilot in an RIB to guide us into the river. They guide us to the customs pontoon where immigration, customs and police officers are waiting for us. After clearing in we are guided to our berth in the marina.

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Nov 14, 2018 - Day 89 - 36º00'N 008º53'W to 34º30'N 007º30'W

Nov 14, 2018 - Day 89 - 36º00'N 008º53'W to 34º30'N 007º30'W

After a little rough night with wind speeds up to 6 Bft when we made good time the day is characterised by lighter winds and a wind shift to the South. In order to make it to the scheduled arrival window we use our engine. Marina Bouregreg in Rabat is located inside Bouregreg river at which estuary a sand bar lets the ocean swell break which makes the approach possibly dangerous. So this marina can only be approached during rising tide around high water with swells smaller than 2 m.

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