Well, we've been here since the 28th after a mammoth 5 mile sail from Puerto Calero. This place has a bit more about it and its a bit cheaper that Puerto Calero so we moved on. This is our base to prepare for the 100 mile trip to Gran Canaria.
We are currently waiting for the wind to abate. We set off on the 2nd of November for Las Palmas but we got to the end of the island and the wind was a full 10kt more than the forecast 20kt! The sea was rough and horrible on the beam so we turned around and came back by a fairly comfortable but circuitous route.
On the way back the shackle holding the topping lift to the boom came adrift and the boom settled on the bimini. Unfortunately, the main sail was not up at the time but fortunately, we had the boom fairly well anchored and so it caused no damage at all when it fell.
When we got back in, Julie hoisted me up the mast to retrieve the topping lift which had, of course, wrapped itself over the top of the mast! That done, we decided to go out for a bit of dinner and had an excellent steak with roquefort sauce with our American neighbours who are also doing the ARC.