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I’d checked the forecast that morning and it was blowing Beaufort F4/5 NE with a fair swell running of 3-4 ft. Es Grau looks out to the NE and on arrival there was a 2 ft swell rolling into the protected bay! After talking with Maria one of the owners they were able to drop us on the South coast, which would mean an offshore wind, but some protection if close in and smaller to no swell. It meant we could start, so that was a winner!
|working hard to keep the noose in and on track|
We set out from Biniacolla right down on the SE tip and had decided to maximise the South coast and go clockwise around Menorca. I had to work hard with the off shore wind, which kept blowing the nose of my board out to sea. It was a balance between cutting across a bay with more exposure and less distance or keeping closer in out of the wind. About 7km in to the journey the cliff’s got taller, offering more protection and the sun beamed on to the rocky walls. We explored a few caves and started to consider with just over two hours of day light, what was realistic to aim for, for our first night’s bivi.
|A gentle headwind|
|The most Northerly point, with Sonja on the left|
|Magical sunrise start|
|Leaving and the protected harbour of Alcaufar and the last 6km!|
|Job done now time for some food!|
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