Isla Graciosa

Caramor - sailing around the world
Franco Ferrero / Kath Mcnulty
Mon 13 Oct 2014 16:24
We stayed for eight days in the lovely anchorage off Playa Francesa, Isla Graciosa. Firstly recovering from the passage from Rabat, then going for walks, and snorkelling. The variety of fish was amazing given that the island itself is so desert like.

The social scene was good and we entertained Shane and Amy from Ireland (Spraioigh) and were entertained by Felice and Berni from Italy (Atlantica) and Roberto, also from Italy (Serigna). I have spoken more Italian recently than I have in several years!
We also met up with Yasha and Steven from South Africa (Freebird), though we had to leave for Arrecife early  to catch the wind before it went calm for several days, so we arranged to meet  for dinner there.


Cliffs of Lanzarote seen from anchorage

The view of Isla Graciosa from those cliffs

The Montana Ammarilla (Yellow Mountain) seen from the anchorage

The old caldera that overlooks the anchorage

A walk in the desert landscape of Isla Graciosa

One of the desert plants that live here