30 degrees by mid day, blue skys, fluffy white clouds
and a lovely breeze of 10 knots, after a week at anchor in Las Palmas in not
very nice weather, blowing a hooley and a big swell, we have now been
allowed into the marina and now we are in here its flat calm and beautiful
They finally after us asking everyday let us go on a
berth I explained to them i was seasick at anchor. We got 2 nights
but maybe if i smile nicely at the Harbour master i could get another
night. The marina is filling up with boat everyday who are doing the
ARC, 265 boats are crossing this year and there are about 40
boats in the anchorage that are doing the NARC .
Well, Ancasta came up trumps and have done all the work
that was required, the 2 guys from HME came aboard and the electrics have been
sorted out and something important rewired ie the microwave, then James from
Ancasta bled the steering so there's no air in the system making a horrible
noise. We visited the local Chandleries bought 2 new Preventer
lines 24 meters long as the Moody's lines were too short, David has
sat this afternoon and whipped the ends.
Thursday we are going to walk out of the marina and
hopefully go to the beach maybe we will get the bikes out of the locker, as its
a long hike otherwise so we can have some chill time. Friday we leave
and head to Tenerife where we will visit the City marina Santa Cruz and a
few marinas down the coast, hopefully the marinas won't be as busy and we will
be able to get a berth, as anchoring in the Atlantic is no fun when its
lumpy. There are lots of boat out here at the moment all waiting for
a date in November to cross to the Caribbean.
18th November will be here soon, Steve, Di and Hollie,
cannot wait to welcome you guys on board for the crossing.
Catch you soon
Suzanne & David xxx