150 miles real ocean sailing

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If you take a look at Lanzarote on a map of the whole Atlantic Ocean it appears as no more than a pebble in a pond!  So when we go out sailing we are not in sheltered waters like the Solent or the Clyde, but right out into the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.  For the most part of this week we experienced Force 6 winds and a 2 -3 metre swell, perfect sailing conditions for Velvet Lady and certainly some ‘proper sailing’ for the guests.  Unfortunately the wind direction meant that we could not go to La Graciosa – but we did more miles by not going there! 150 mile logged in the log book.

Jose, our Portuguese guest had brought with him a camera with a wide angled lens and I thank him for the photos – and also the videos.  The sun shone every day – even if we did have a few real equatorial rain squalls!

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