Sunny Lanzarote

We enjoyed a fast sail from Madeira to the island of La Graciosa just north of Lanzarote.  Arriving mid morning we decided to spend the day at anchor in a secluded bay on the south west coast, and walk along the golden sandy beach.  What an ideal place for a barbeque. 

We sailed from La Graciosa to Arrecife, and spent a day exploring this capital city.  Just as we were approaching the harbour we heard a very British voice on the radio calling for the pilot – it was the QE2.  We watched her depart before heading into the port.

We are now settled in Marina Rubicon on the south coast of Lanzarote which is to be our base for the winter season.  It has not rained since we arrived; in fact Lanzarote gets the least amount of rain of any of the Canary Islands.  The weather is warm and sunny, but thankfully not too hot.  The evenings are pleasantly cool, just enough to need to wear a light jumper.  We are taking advantage of this sunny and dry weather to do some varnishing on Velvet Lady.  We have finished all the hard work of sanding and preparing and now Rich is busy with the varnish brush – it looks really glossy and lovely.

We are fully booked for Xmas and the first week of January, but there are still a few places available for New Year.  Why not bring in 2008 with us in the sunshine!