Last week, Lin and Richard swapped their sailing gear for their skiing gear and headed for the mountains. This is a quiet time of year and so the slopes were deserted leaving plenty of time (and room) for some fabulous skiing.
What a fabulous start to the New Year – sailing into the sunset at Graciosa on New Years Day with a clear blue sky. Long may it last.
We had a great trip for the last of 2015 and after our special dinner on New Years Eve we brought in 2016 in style with Spanish Cava and Big Ben on the radio. With fireworks going off all around and people on other boats celebrating there was a great atmosphere.
The first day of the year was our day to sail from Arrecife to Graciosa – usually a dead beat to windward but the wind gods were kind and we managed most of it on a reach. We shared the anchorage with 2 other boats but by the following day we were on our own in the beautiful Playa Francesca.
As well as circumnavigating Lanzarote this week, we circumnavigated Graciosa as well – just not enough wind to get us up to Alegranza. A target for the next trip perhaps.
We’ve had a busy few days since the New Year trip – Velvet Lady is now out of the water in Puerto Calero and ready for her new ‘paint job’. She will be in the yard until 8 February, after which we will have 3 more trips with the option to circumnavigate Lanzarote. Still a few spaces on 18th January and 10th March (28th February is full already) before we head off north for the summer.
Hope you can join us – but if not, we want to take this opportunity to wish everyone