Position at 1700 2/9/2011 28:54.99N 13:42.07W
Yet another epic voyage, 641.4 nautical miles across open ocean, with wind
for at least 24 hours, dolphins, and a fish.
We arrived at Puerto Calero on Lanzarote at 5pm last night. A lovely
marina, with friendly staff, and polished bollards. And not too expensive,
especially with the ARC discount.
The last few days we had to motor sail yet again, good old Yanmars. But
some of the night watches were special, with wonderfully starry skies, shooting
stars (I saw one that was bright green), and warm enough to just have T shirts
under the lifejackets. The phosphorescence in the wake was also endlessly
fascinating. As we went through each wave it would glow and be sprinkled with
tiny flashes from plankton, and each wake was like a glowing vapour trail
stretching back about 20 metres. We used our phone apps to identify the stars,
and after moonset Jupiter was the brightest object in the Sky.
We had a few celebratory libations in the bar last night, our first drinks
for 5 days, which is why this blog is a little late...
We plan to stay here for a few days to clean up the boat a bit and see the
island, then on to Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria by the end of next