Merry Christmas everyone or should I say, Feliz Navidad.
We are in Spain after all.
The guests arrived on board for Christmas week after only a few flight hold ups caused by the UK weather and were greeted by blue sky and sunshine! The winds for the week were great and we sailed 160 nm in 5 days and also spent a fabulous day ashore in La Graciosa on Christmas Day.
The anchorage at Playa Francesca was popular and multinational on Christmas Eve with boats from Italy, Germany, France, Spain and Poland joining us. We kept them all entertained with our on board Carol Service, as we sang along to many popular Christmas Carols with songsheets provided by Malcolm and Mary.
Velvet Lady looked very pretty with all her Christmas lights on, and with some lights wound around the main sheet Santa even managed to find us! Dan worked hard with the signal flags and we also had a Feliz Navidad banner flying from the forestay. For his efforts he was nominated to play the role of Father Christmas or should I say Papa Noel and spent the hour before dinner wearing a HO HO HO hat and handing out presents.
Boxing Day was our day to complete the circumnavigation of Lanzarote and we had a fast downwind run in 25 knots of breeze, a fitting end to a brilliant week – with of course turkey sandwiches for lunch.
Here in Lanzarote we are definitely having a hotter winter than usual, on mid winters day the daytime temperature was 25 degrees with the evening temperature a mild 16 degrees! We are definitely looking forward to more of the same in January, February and March and still have opportunities for you to join us – why not look at our schedule and join us for a quickie winter break.
Happy New Year, Fair Winds and Great Sailing in 2013