Things can only get better!
First of all the good news………
Jennie and I are at last shaking off this dreadful
flu bug that we picked up in
Bad news is that with three days to “D” day (departure day) for our Atlantic crossing we still have no boom or mainsail. However, we are told that that they will both be ready to be re-installed tomorrow morning. I will keep everything crossed in the hope that this comes true and that we have no more serous problems. Then we have to test everything thoroughly before Saturday.
That said it has been a productive last few days, with provisioning for the forthcoming passage. We found a brilliant “British” style Butcher who could provide every type of meat and cut that Jennie asked for and could vacuum pack and freeze it to boot! Found a mega out of town supermarket, which was great for most things, but getting green vegetables here is REALLY challenging. The Spanish just don’t “do” veggies.
All the servicing work for the Generator, Water maker, Engine and Gearbox is now completed. We will need to see how the hydraulics pan out once the re-built boom is back on board.
Now for tourist information.!! We hired a car and
spent three days cruising all over the
But before that we had a race last Friday. It was all
a good natured laugh, and I had the honour of being invited to helm on
Heidenskip, which is a 65 foot aluminium Van DeStadt designed yacht, that is in
the Rally, and owned by Robert and Wendy from
It is a simply an awesome boat, which sails like a laser dingy but with rather a lot of technology on board. (It also weighs in at 35 tonnes). Robert had a hand picked crew and as skipper, managed the whole race brilliantly, which resulting our coming in first.
It was a really fun afternoon event followed by loads of fun in McSorely’s bar, which is the yachtie bar here in Puerto Calero.
Now for the information you have all been craving for! Lanzarote is a fab and interesting place. Yes, it does have the odd “low rent” tourist spots, but it is a truly interesting and entreating place.
Our first major excursion was to the south of the
It is an eerie landscape with static lava fields, fissures and an array of base metal colours that provides the backdrop to Lanzarote’s reputation. No green fields and very few birds or wild life.
They used to use Camels for farming in the same way
that horses and donkeys used to be used in the
We drove into the National Park and then had a roast chicken dish, that had been cooked over an open fissure, in a dormant volcano. It was very yummie and the setting was VERY dramatic, with a panoramic restaurant, on top of a volcano, hot stuff!! The local Lanzarote red wine is actually very good. Tastes very similar to Cote De Rhone.
Next time we will tour the North end of the
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