ISLA GRACIOSA, CANARY ISLANDS
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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


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