Alcedo Blog, 29/06/2013 28.02.99N 14.21.66W. Morrow Jable

David Batten
Mon 1 Jul 2013 14:22
We lingered for two lovely days in Las Palmas, the first trying to sort out laying up the boat when we return to England, very expensive to be out of the water in Las Palmas, followed by a truly delightful lunch at a restaurant in the old part of town, courtesy of Dan's family. The second continuing the endless maintenance and improvements that any yacht seems to require plus a visit to the market, excellent for fruit and fresh stores and an explore on bicycle and sorting out our return in July with the Marina. The young man was charm personified, maybe because it was Friday and we are now booked in for the ARC as well.

Today we set off early for Fuerteventura, another lovely sunny day. With the wind fair and plentiful, we averaged over 7 knots and arrived in Morro Jable at just after 3pm. We tied up to one of the visitor's pontoons, but were told by the port authorities that we were too long to stay there. They would allow us to stay in the ferry berth once it had left, or anchor although the latter is not permitted. We don't think either would have been allowed if it had not been the weekend.
We elected to anchor and are lying between the pontoons and new breakwater, off the travel hoist dock, watching some children enjoying the late evening sun and calm.


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