We planned to visit Salvagem Grande en route to Gran
Canaria and obtained a permit to visit from the Portuguese Authorities,
unfortunately the wind and swell was from the SE which made the small rocky
anchorage untenable so we had no alternative but to continue on to Gran Canaria,
arriving the day before the ARC left at 09.00 on 21 November.
Caught up with Tony and Diane on Diatonic, CA members whom
we had last seen in Malta. Tony was up to his eyes in 'things to do' and Brian
gave him a hand running new battery charge cables. Also caught up with Chris and
Anne Brooke, who were scrutineers for the ARC. (Chris and Anne are members of
WFYC). We watched the start of the ARC, (quite nostalgic) and ultimately
caught up with Andrew Bishop on Monday (after the ARC had left). He was a lot
more relaxed by this time, with all his responsibilities
Had a great sail round to Pasito Blanco, GC; sadly
Tim our CA HLR was committed and unable to join us on board for the beer we had
promised him for offering assistance to receive our autopilot motor; so it was
on to Tenerife.