We left Santa Cruz on a sunny Saturday morning with
once again no wind but still a swell from the NE.
However after a couple of hours we could cut
the engine and with the main out one side and the genoa poled out the other we
had a very enjoyable sail down the east side of Tenerife and entered the new
small marina at San Miguel late afternoon.
We were shown to a nice new pontoon berth by
'Angel', the friendly marinero! Next to us were Mike and Hilde Gill of
'Quicksilver' RCC who we first met in Ardfern about 15 years ago! They are about
to set off across the Atlantic on their way around the World.
The marina is on the edge of a golf development and
a hooked drive from me could land a ball in the marina! There are lots of
restaurants to serve the apartments and hotels but all seemed quiet and we
joined Mike and Hilde for Saturday night fish and chips!
Sunday was roasting hot and we used the new clean
pontoon to clean the mizzen sail and cover after cleaning the lazyjacks too- a
legacy from the dirt of Portugal in early August. Due to the heat we awarded
ourselves an afternoon off.
Monday we were visited by Tom and Joyce Kay who
have been friends for about 30 years and who were on holiday nearby- they
brought gifts of Tetley Tea Bags ( albeit with a poor carbon footprint) and we
had a long lunch aboard Moonbeam and caught up with lots of stories.