To add a few points.
What is referred to as Miramar in Spain
, is presumably Almerimar on the Costa Tropical near Almeria. Big marina with many liveaboards, many good reports, some problems as one might expect with a big marina.
Do not dismiss southern Spain
, as some folks find it very easy to. The cliche that it's overpriced, full, boring, over-developed is as wrong as the cliche that it's a paradisical playground. As ever, the truth is somewhere between the two (we spent 3 years down there). West of Gibraltar
, the Rio Guadiana between Spain and Portugal
is a place (river) that yotties head
into for a few days and never leave, like Hotel California
. There are also some great places along the Spanish south-east coast, chief of which would be Cartagena
, in our book, and of course Barcelona
although everyone (well lots of people) get robbed but it is a great place nevertheless.
For lifting out and storage Morocco
should also be mentioned, although maybe you'll want to head
a bit further in after your crossing. The marina at Smir is very good, safe, clean (personal experience) although no spares or materials - you'd have to get them across the Strait in Gibraltar
has some reports and photos from our stay in Andalucia. Have just noticed that the page layout has gone a bit wonky but I'll try to fix that. Still readable.