In the sun at last 28.07.72N 15.25.49W
Suzie Too - Western Caribbean
David & Suzanne Chappell
Wed 27 Oct 2010 18:11
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 weather again.
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