Merry Christmas Everybody

As usual we were in Lanzarote for Christmas – and this year we were lucky enough to enjoy temperatures that are much warmer than usual. We have been sailing in shorts and t shirts without the need to wear fleeces or long trousers – even in the evenings.

We had great wind nearly all week giving us some fantastic sailing – and we were spoilt with sea life. Dolphins every day – and 2 separate sightings of whales. Wow

dolphins alongside

We made it all the way north to the island of Graciosa, but didn’t complete our circumnavigation – gales forecast for the end of the trip made us choose to sail back down the east side of the island and enjoy some flat water reaching instead.

We arrived back in Marina Rubicon mid afternoon Christmas day and so Santa was finally able to find us. 1800 was time for Aperitifs and presents. Christine introduced us to a new style Bucks Fizz – Champagne, Orange Juice and a huge slug of Cointreau, tasty.  We all enjoyed a large glass of this whilst we opened our presents.   There was a large selection – Lanzarote T shirts, mugs with Velvet Lady on, mouse mats with Velvet Lady on (both from one of our enterprising guests) and Bombay Gin, Tonic and Limes all wrapped up in tin foil.  Unwrapping the gifts was great fun – along with pulling the christmas crackers, wearing the hats and telling the silly jokes.

Boxing day,  as predicted there were gales with the waves breaking over the breakwater so instead of sailing we spent a relaxing day in port and watched the start of the Sydney Hobart race instead.

 

 

Circumnavigation of Lanzarote – still time to join us for Christmas

Hello from Sunny Lanzarote –

This last week we sailed 151 miles as we made our first circumnavigation of Lanzarote for this winter season.  The weather was warm, dry and sunny with typical daytime temperatures of 24 degrees.  This is due to continue and there is no rain in the forecast for the next week
Our 4 guests had a great time – lots of sailing, sunshine and even a birthday party.  The week was rounded off by dolphins an whales joining us just before sunset.  We’ll be keeping a look out for more over the next few months.

graciosa comp
There is still time to join us in Lanzarote for Christmas – we aim to spend christmas day here, on the beach in Playa Francesca.

So far there are 3 people booked leaving 3 spaces.
One cabin is now full with 2 solo males
One cabin is now occupied by a solo female – room for another solo female to share.
One cabin is still completely free for any combination to book.
£795 per person fully inclusive once on board.
If you prefer a cabin to yourself – we can do that too – but it will cost you an extra £397.50 for sole occupancy of a cabin.

Cheapest flights available are from Glasgow – a snip at £125 return.  London is a bit more expensive at £250 return, Birmingham is middle of the road at £180 (all these prices were found at 1500 on 13th December)

Join us for some fun and adventure – come along and enjoy sailing in the sunshine.  If you want more info, call Lin now – 07801 627660