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Sep
29

Morro Jable

On our way to Gran Canaria we stopped overnight in the bay next to the marina in Morro Jable, because the weather looked weird: gusts of up to 30 knots from different directions, a dark cloud ahead – we decided to have a quiet night at anchor instead of fighting such conditions in the dark.

Sep
24

Puerto Rosario

The capital of Fuerteventura is a rather quiet, untouristy place. There are a few shops and restaurants though and the anchorage next to the port is not exactly pretty, but safe and calm.

Sep
21

Isla de Lobos

We spend some days anchored off this little desert island with my Mom, who’s visiting at the moment. The water’s extremely clear, turquoise and very inviting – so we go swimming even though the wind is rather cool. We just have a hot tea afterwards

Sep
19

Cruisers in Arrecife

In the bay in front of Arrecife’s old harbour we’ve met some cruisers, who’ve been living on their boats a bit longer than we (some 3 years, some 30 years…). It’s common to visit each other on the boat, everybody gives on information, guides and books (thanks Petra and Andi on Bona Fide) and we were even invited for a free ride to the supermarket… Continue reading »

Sep
16

Arrecife, Lanzarote

After relaxing for almost a week on the desert islet of La Graciosa we made it back to “civilisation” yesterday. Now we’re busy checking e-mails, searching for a laundry, supermarket, etc. Arrecife seems like a nice town, we’ll be back in the evening for some sightseeing!

Sep
11

La Graciosa

We’ve spent 2 days in a bay on the Southern side of La Graciosa. Even though every tourist can reach the Canary Island within a few hours and for little money, we still felt some “pride of discovery” when the silhouettes of the islands became visible in the morning haze. The almost vegetation-free, brown, black and reddish mountains on La Graciosa and the opposite lying… Continue reading »

Sep
09

Our first passage on the Atlantic!

We’ve made it! We’ve just dropped the anchor in a bay on La Graciosa (mini islet north of Lanzarote) and a bottle of sparkling wine is waiting in the fridge to celebrate our first passage on the Atlantic. Crossing the Strait of Gibraltar was rather tricky: instead of the forecasted calm weather we faced headwinds of 25 to 30 knots and the “favourable current” set… Continue reading »

Sep
07

Rushing towards the Canaries

Wind and waves are both from the north, so are ideal now. It’s sunny but rather cool. Seasickness is gone. Our daily runs for the first three days were 115, 113, and 135nm. We are approaching the Canaries faster than expected. 240nm to go!

Sep
05

On the Atlantic

A bit uncomfortable and seasick, but we are making good progress.

Sep
03

Waiting for the right wind

We’ve been anchored off La Linea (next to Gibraltar’s runway) since last Monday, watching the weather files everyday and growing constantly more nervous. Today’s forecast for the next week looks perfect so we’ll set sail for the strait tomorrow early in the morning to catch the right current to get us through to the Atlantic. Cross your fingers for us!! We added some pictures of… Continue reading »

Sep
01

New photo galleries added

We have just uploaded two small photo galleries from Sardinia and Melilla.

Sep
01

Mini gallery of Melilla

Sep
01

Mini gallery of Sardinia