Day 14 2AM: Strait of Gibraltar

This was one of the most emotional momemts for me. Shortly after midnight. Monday April 16, we started our journey through the Strait of Gibraltar, on our way to the Mediterranean Sea.  I could not fall asleep as I wanted to see if one could see both Europe and Africa coasts. Was I rewarded! We first saw the lights on the coast of Tangiers to the south. As we continued entering the strait, we kept seeing more of the coast of Morocco. Then the coast of Spain was visible. What a moment to be in the middle of 2 continents! A passage where many sailors ventured as they traveled to the new Americas. According to Google Maps, at their closest the 2 continents are only approximately 9 miles apart!