Wednesday, Nov 6th we arrived in Malaga, Spain. It’s lively city on the coast about 80 miles (129km) southeast of Seville, is the gateway to Spain’s popular Costa del Sol holiday resort region. Mji huu ndio alizaliwa Pable Picasso, na kuna galleries nyingi ambazo zime display kazi zake. Most notable is the 16th century Museum of Fine Arts, sisi atukuingia tulipita tukiwa kwenye walking tour yetu.
Huu mtaa hapo juu ni wazamani sana, nje ya maduka yote wameka sign za kuchonga au picha kuonyesha hilo duka linauza nini au linafanya kazi gani kwa mfano mshona viatu kuna kiatu, kuuza nyama kuna kisu etc. Sababu kubwa ni kwamba watu wa zamani wengi walikua hawajui kusoma. Wanasema ndio maana utakuta makanisa ya zamani sana mengi yao yana sanamu nyingi pamoja na michoro na picha nyingi ni kwa sababu hiyo.
Like most Andalusian cities, the holiday retreat of Malaga has Moorish roots and its illustrious past has left an imprint on the historic centre.
NAUTICAL INFORMATION: Towards 6:00am we will be near “Cabo de Gata” at a distance of 15 nautical miles. We will asssume a West/North-Western route and continue coasting along the South-Iberian coast, also known as Andalusia. At approximately 12:30pm, we will begin our arrival into the port of Malaga. Immediately after our departure, we will assume a South-Westerly route and enter the Sea of Alboran through the straits of Gibraltar. Towards 10:30pm, we will be approximately 5 nautical miles from the point of Europe, visible on the right side of the ship, when we will enter the straits of Gibraltar. The straits are approximately 30 nautical miles long and vary between 7.5 – 21 nautical miles wide, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean and separating the African Iberian Peninsula. Approximately 30 mins later, at a distance of around 2.8 nautical miles, the island of Tarifa will be visible on the right, side of the ship. You could see the lighthouse that sends forth a sequence of 3 flashes lasting 10 sec each. Leaving the straits with a West-South Wersterly route, we will head towards the port of Madeira, Portugal. Suggested dress tonight: 60s-70s-80s