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.
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.
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
Disco 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
ISA at Isla Graciosa
Mats & Eva from S/Y Angelina
Angelina at Isla Graciosa