Category Archives: Sail Blog 2016

CHRISTMAS WINDS ON LANZAROTE

We are back on Bella Luna. Before Christmas we got an email from Marina Rubicon warning for unstable weather.  For two weeks hard easterly winds, 20-35 knots have been pounding Lanzarote. It looks like it will continue for another week. 

Today we went to the other side of the island in order to get out of the wind.   To our suprise we had big braking waves rolling in on the west coast as well. 

 

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

 

We are home in Gothenburg for Christmas.   It has been a longer season than normal.  We started in April in Malta and have slowly sailed to the Canary Islands.

After Christmas we return to the boat and start to explore the Canary Islands. 

We wish you

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !

Christmas market at Liseberg in Gothenburg. Gothia Towers in the background.

ISLA GRACIOSA, CANARY ISLANDS

This island, lying just north of Lanzarote, is part of the Nature Reserve Chino Archipelago, declared in l986.  Roland applied for a permit to anchor via internet prior to arriving.  The Island is a volcanic landscape with scattered sandy beaches and sand dunes.  The main village, Caleta del Sego, is quite unique with sand roads and white, mostly single level buildings.  There are no tarmaced roads on the island.

Caleta del Sego

Caleta del Sego

Disco Caleta del Sego

Disco Caleta del Sego

Beach life at Caleta del Sego

Beach life at Caleta del Sego

 

It has become a popular tourist destination for backpackers and bicyclists or those who want a quiet laid back bohemian atmosphere.

We spent 5 days at anchor in the permitted bay.  As this island is typically the first stop for boats who are sailing to the Canary Islands from Madeira or Europe it was fun to wake up to new boats who arrived in the night or to see boats on the horizon approaching in the mornings.  A Italian Hallberg-Rassy 43, a Swedish Hallberg-Rassy 48 and a Swedish Hallberg-Rassy 42E all arrived during the 5 days.  We had all aboard Bella Luna to say hello.

Marie & Mats from ISA http://syisa.blogg.se

Marie & Mats from ISA
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ISA at Isla Graciosa

ISA at Isla Graciosa

Mats & Eva from S/Y Angelina http://segling.sy-angelina.se/#home

Mats & Eva from S/Y Angelina
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Angelina at Isla Graciosa

Angelina at Isla Graciosa

S/Y Zeeland

S/Y Zeeland