We left Marina Lanzarote this morning. We didn't have far to go so we were content to have a very slow sail 20 nm to a beautiful anchorage off Isola de Lobos. This is a small island off Fuerteventura Island. Perfect anchorage for the night with a nice white sandy bottom so the water is a lovely Caribbean blue. We went in for a swim and are having seafood pasta for dinner tonight. We'll leave tomorrow morning for Marina Santa Cruz on Tenerife Island about a 130nm passage. We anticipate a morning arrival on Wednesday.
October 29, 2017
We've been busy with lots of boat projects and preparing for our departure from Lanzarote Island. We noticed our VHF antenae was missing from the top of the main mast so we had a young crew member next door go up and replace it for us. All the winches are greased, sikkens applied to eyebrow, repairs to the Moniter windvane.
October 18, 2017
Al was busy at the sewing machine making a new bimini yesterday and today. We already had most of the pieces cutout so 16 hours later it is complete! My job is to hold the canvas so he can feed it through the machine easily. We are so glad we purchased the Sailrite sewing machine before we left home in 2005 as it has saved us a lot of money over the years. Al has done sail repair and many canvas projects on the boat. He even made new cockpit cushions a few years ago. The best was his cockpit enclosure which has made us so comfortable sailing in adverse conditions.
October 16, 2017
Today was Connie and Steve's last day with us on Lanzarote. We drove up to the northern part of the island again this morning. We had an exhilarating experience... It was a bit tight at times on our tour of the caves at Cueva de los Verdes. So glad we decided to check it out as it was well worth a visit. We thendrove up to Orzolo and had a nice lunch. Connie finally got her order of mussels! Yum! Our last stop was an ice cream fix. We had to make two trips to the airport to get people and luggage there. We are sending home our folding bicycles to Minnesota with Connie and Steve and their cases are quite large. It was fun having family aboard to travel with.