Starting the Atlantic Crossing
Wednesday November 17th 2010
On November 10th Sorcerer II set sail from Valencia Spain to start the sail back to America. The first leg was a 3 day sail down the Spanish coast to Gibraltar.
We spent one night in Gibraltar to get fuel and supplies. The next day we took a very important sample on the Mediterranean Sea side of the Straits of Gibraltar. We collected a surface sample, which should be the lower salinity Atlantic water coming into the Mediterranean Sea. At the same location we collected a deeper sample, this is the saltier Mediterranean water flowing on the bottom into the Atlantic Ocean.
After we collected our last Mediterranean Sea sample, we sailed through the Straits of Gibraltar into the Atlantic Ocean and started our way to the Canary Islands.