Last day on Purple Mist

Purple Mist
Skippers: Kate Cope / Claire Dresser
Wed 12 Oct 2022 22:14
Today started with the most amazing rainbow over the marina. That also meant there was rain in the air which was not ideal as we still had about 10 sheets and halyards out to dry.
Anyway the boat jobs are done and PM is ready to be lifted at 8:30 tomorrow. So wE hired a car to do a bit of sight seeing and decided to first try and get our passports stamped.
What an utter palaver that was, with no success at the end. The marina said to go to the ferry port, after driving 2 laps of the port a kindly police officer showed us the office but said it was closed and best go to the Police station near Marina Lanzarote. I tried the marina reception but they had no clue where this police station was. We then found the local police station who pointed us in the right direction. Finally we arrived at the National police station to be told that they don’t stamp passports and you need to go to the airport. At that point we gave up and went sightseeing. We will try the ferry port tomorrow if the boat lift is smooth.
Off we went for a look around the island, after some stunning volcanic scenery we ended up in another lovely restaurant for lunch overlooking the salt flats where they make sea salt.
We’ve hired a little Fiat 500 which is not up to Ian’s usual standard of car (he drives a Lotus Elise) but it got us round the island .
Finally tonight will be my last night aboard until the race in January. I’ve left the penguins very much in charge , I hope they can repel any boarders and protect all the gear onboard

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