Steve & Carol
Sun 3 Dec 2017 16:17
Since arriving we have been exploring Graciosa which is is a small desert island - 8 km long and 4 km wide, made up of sand and volcanic cones, we didn't go ashore last time we were here as force 6-7 winds and rain! The weather is better this time and we walked into town along the beach
– its a strange place white one story buildings and sand roads! It was fairly deserted when we went there as you can see from the empty streets!
There is a marina, a couple of shops, some bars & restaurants and little else!
Yesterday I kayaked into town with Brenden from Baltic Dart - it was fairly ambitious of me as it was into the wind and waves - it took about an hour to get there, Brenden went ashore for some bread while I stayed with the kayaks and then we headed back - a much easier and quicker paddle with the wind behind us. As I was fairly wet already I went for a swim afterwards and took the opportunity to see if the anchor was well dug in - which it was. After lunch we went for a walk with Brenden and Serena up to the top of nearby Montana Amarilla and got some good pictures.
We didn't see much wild life but we did see this little Desert & Asian Shrike
I managed to break a tooth in 2 so tomorrow we are going to head to Lanzerote for a dentist - we also have a water maker membrane waiting for us there as ours is not performing well and producing water which has too high a salt content to be safe to drink for any length of time.