On-board Diary: Almerimar (Almería), Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Author: Silvia García
Date: August 12, 2009



Force 3 wind, slightly heavy seas and sunny skies.

An entire day of sailing toward Almería at an average speed of 5-7 nautical miles from the coast. The day aboard the ship has taken its course based on making preparations for the submersion on the following day. We had planned not to make any submersions today. We have spent about 30 hours sailing to cover the Valencia-Almería stretch.

Of note was the sighting, before noon, of at least 3 common long-finned pilot whales (Globicephala melas), swimming north off of the cost of Carboneras in Almería. Perhaps we did not see the rest of the group, as they tend to congregate in large-numbered family groups.

We entered the port of Almerimar at 8:30 p.m. without any time, as previously anticipated, for making any submersions.