Christmas and New Year.28,05.1N, 17,06.5 W
I am writing this, sitting on the boat at 2100 New Year’s Eve, whilst waiting for the Spanish Latin band to start up in the town square, 100m from us!
The sound checks sounded excellent with sax, trumpet, guitar drums, bongos and voices. There is one thing that we know for certain – the Spanish love to party and from previous experience, the band will still be going strong at 0500. So we plan to party too. If you can’t beat them…….
In the end we didn’t
move on for Christmas and although we had had enough of busy
The following morning we joined in cricket, swimming and socialising on the beach and then cooked a traditional English Christmas meal for our friends in return for their hospitality. We could not find cranberries, sprouts, chestnuts or parsnips but had, on board a Christmas pud which was eaten with brandy butter. Our guests were impressed with stuffing and the pud!
Derrick, Randi, Durita, Stamen
We set sail for La Gomera, 25M west of
is noted for it’s peace and quiet and for miles
of superb mountain walking. That suits us! We have had three beautiful walks so
far in slightly different areas, once again served by a good bus service and
friendly drivers. Yesterday’s was quite strenuous with a steep zig zagging climb from 100m to
800m.We could look steeply down and up at the layers of path above and below.
Once reaching the top of the ridge, the path wound around valley after valley
with gorgeous views to the sea and beyond to Mt Teide
A narrow ridge
Looking back to the inhabited valley where we started, and along our winding route below.
Today has been spent catching up on jobs including the shopping which is quite time consuming. After the actual shopping, including the walk to and fro, all cardboard has to be disposed of before entering the boat and all fruit and veg has to be washed. This is to prevent an infestation of cockroaches. We have had enough of uninvited guests!
It is almost 2300 now and the music is yet to begin. We hope that you all have a good evening and a very Happy New Year!