Life at anchor in Formentera Spain - Sailing A B Sea (Ep.029)
The Sun is just about to pop its head over the horizon, over my shoulder, here and, that. Means it's about seven o'clock in the morning and I just wanted to show you something today a little bit of daily. Life here at the Maine Anchorage of formentera in the Spanish Balearic Islands. This. Is what the anchorage looks like at seven o'clock in the morning. And, we'll progress through, the day right, through to when the Sun Goes Down over. There. It's. Now about two o'clock in the afternoon and, this. Is what it looks like surrounding, our boat right now. Okay. Off to the foredeck for one, last, look around before. I, wrap this little. Segment up for the night, been. A long day. Gotta. Be up early tomorrow at Ang's birthday. It's. Now 10 to 8:00 at night and, the, herd is. Starting. Its daily, migration back, to Ibiza, a lot of the smaller boats have gone what, will left with now is either, big boats that, are going to stay the night or big boats that are leaving to, overnight, passage somewhere else. Today. Is Anna's birthday and. Although. She's not expecting anything I just saw the posted drive past and drop something off at the mailbox I've, been up on into the cockpit and picked it up so. She, normally doesn't like it not at, this time of day this. Is the one day of the year that she does get up early because she's getting crazies and stuff like that. Birthday. Girl. The. Post he's just been. Delivered. It in a dry bag. This. Is from Cass I know, this is from Cass. That's. The most beautiful thing. That's. Why you asked me about dolphins and turtles. Isn't. It wait you stood up for five years. But. It's beautiful cares, it's beautiful. Look. Look. At the back oh my. God. This. Is the only card you get have a great. That. Is absolutely. Gorgeous look I'm gonna wear it. That's. Beautiful. So. There you go thank, you now all. Teary-eyed man, taking. The necks of breakfast top. I'm. Just gonna make. This right. That's. Wow. Thank. You and I'm gonna read, my happy birthday messages, on facebook or, look dare right. Well why do you do that I'll go make bacon in it thank you thank. You. Rollie. Dance. It's, a big red ball tart. Thank. You Jose, and the team at marina Australia, Murcia, it's, my birthday this is a nice treat. In. A little plastic, yeah. Champagne, glasses. Genius. And happy birthday. Is. To you to so. Many of you have wished. Me happy birthday, Facebook. In. Messenger, no say thank you thank you very much I really really, appreciate, that you. Your, load. Okay. So you do this. We're, from Australia, but. We. Sold, everything in Australia and. Bought this boat, yeah. We're. On YouTube, you, watch YouTube yeah, yeah. You, be on the on the video. Well, wish you all the best with your music. So. You just, got your birthday wish because, we thought they weren't coming around these. Guys here they. Just cruise this place making up path drinks. And cocktails with. Ice, oh. That's. Fabulous. It's a caipirinha, YUM. Well. He'll well. This morning. Has. Been a bit exciting. Because. We, have, managed. To get the. Tender and the, outboard together, in the water. We. Were very lucky because a. Very. Nice man in, a dinghy came up and helped us at the last minute when it was swinging a bit a bit.
Heavily For bass and me, it was yeah. I think we'll work it out next time a little bit better, what's. Your rank in bars, I reckon. That. We. Should. Get. Ourselves. Some. Sunscreen, cold. Water, go. Take a tour of, the. Anchorage. Sounds, like a fabulous idea. Today's. Little challenge the outboard motor hasn't, been. Firing. Properly it, either needs full choke or it cuts out and, passes. In the tender. Now, I came, to find out what the problem. So, what began as a fine-tuning of the throttle idle, speed. Turned. Into something, else because, when. I went to flick, the. Ignition. Switch upwards. To the on position. It's actually controlled by a kill switch so when the kill switch came out yesterday. It's. Snapped. The. Plastic. Bit of the kill switch because this sits at this angle goes up forearm, down. For off so. I've had to sort, of like semi disassemble. The kill switch so, as the spring for it there's. A little rubber thing for, it and. It's the kill switch itself and. With a screwdriver I managed to flick the little switch inside, into, the wrong position so, we can actually get the engine started I've, managed to do the ticking, over speed which is okay, for now we'll see how it goes but at least it's not going to die on us now when we most need it in the middle of a. Battle. Between several, ferries and we we have an engine dyers not, the best place in the world for that's happened so. Throttle. Is good kill, switches bollocks, I've taken some photographs, Ignace email them back to Jose so when we get back to the marina and las salinas it can already have the spare part waiting to, be put in because it's a brand new engine. And. That's just this morning. It's. Quite advantageous birthday, treat we're going to teach you how to dive off, the. Side of a boat she. Doesn't die like diving off the back platform which is a foot away from the water I. Think, we're about I know three, and a half feet away from the water on the side here. We're. Going to teach you not to be afraid of water. It might require a few beats. But. Look at this look. At this tastes. Like today these. Are the reasons why. Just, simple. Stuff. Ah. Time. Three. Music those arrests for you. Okay. We're gonna do it. Closer. Don't. Fear the mortars. Sure. It's a past life thing. The. Sun is getting her head just above, the horizon and. We. Are. Going scuba diving, off. The back end of our poets. Gotta. Get wrist dinghy out the way first, you're. Ready. Well. That's unfortunate we put on chest gear together of course its brand new and it works perfectly, and, even. Though I did a test, dive just a couple of days ago we, just put my gear together and, I noticed there was a leak coming from my power, in flight er connection. On the first stage so. I took, it out and. I. Don't know if you can see that but the thread, I move. My head out the way the camera will focus, on that rather than me, but. The thread. Has. Completely. Sheared. So, I thought well okay I'll get my old one out, so, I got my old one out and put it in into. The first stage, and. That. Thread. Again. I don't know if this is going to focus on that to bring it in from here and, that. Thread, has. Completely sheared off to, inside. The first stage so. That means that. Dive. Cancelled. And. I've got to get a new, first. Stage and, two. New pair. Inflator hoses. Still. We can go for a snorkel, hey. That, sucks. Toes, to the edge. And. There you have it the main Anchorage, at, Formentera. With. The herd arriving, and departing, we'll, be departing in, a few days - right now we're, just waiting on the wind to change direction and become strong enough to blusters. Up to the. Southwest. Tip of Ibiza, and then. We're gonna go up the west coast of Ibiza and find ourselves a, nice little Anchorage, there somewhere. I think, we've been here long enough it's, been nice it's been great it's been a very very good learning curve watching.
All The boats come in and leave, and figuring. Out how close everybody. Anchors, to everybody, else so yeah it's been a great experience in Formentera. It's. Time to move on, next. Week on sailing, ABC, Baz has to put his big-boy, pants on again as, we refuel, before leaving Formentera and we. Enjoy a proper sail to Ibiza, if you've enjoyed this video you know what to do give us a thumbs up subscribe, and, ding the bell for notifications. Of future videos do. Share with your friends, cuz it really helps us out and leave. A comment because we'd love to hear from you. You.