44:04.61N 012:34.35E Grapto is wintering in Rimini, Italy. The skipper is in
Schulzendorf, Germany, Monday 31st Jan 2011
I recently got back from a nice little outing to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria.
It was to look over a yacht for sale that friend Ian Jack was thinking of
buying. It was a 10m steel Rienke, self-build, bilge-keeler owned by a nice
guy called Axel. Unfortunately it turned out to be the kind of boat that was
a little bit too rough around the edges to have impressed Ian's wife
Heidrun. An important consideration. Ian and I slept on the boat for two
nights though just to make sure. (www.vespina.net if you're interested).
The boat was moored on the other side of the pontoon from where Grapto was
moored in November 2007 just before the ARC so the trip was something of a
blast from the past.