Graciosa, north of Lanzarote
Our longest family passage so far was fast
and a real baptism for the Atlantic: 240 nmiles in 26 hours or an average speed
over 10 knots until the wind came down. For the first half we had more than we
asked for or forecasted: 4-5 meter waves and 25 knots. Espen says even 7
meter waves while I was cooking dinner. Certainly, I had little apetite coming
up. The boys slept through this and a good 12 hours! They woke up to fresh made
bread. Now we know we can do this also on the long Atlantic
has been a wonderful surprise. This first island from the North is a naural
first stop. Sahara like and volcanic, just a small village, 16 cars (4 wheel)
and hardly any tourists. Only a few toursits has come with the ferry from
Lanzarote to explore and a few other boats arriving from Europe or Africa. As
our French neighbour said: this is a royal place for the kids. The boys could
see how exploring the quiet volcanic beach.
the wind is picking up so with no space in the small marina we will have
to move on.