December visit to La Graciosa

george-at-the-helm

Lots of happy smiling faces this week as we started off the week with Champagne sailing.  8 knots reaching in north westerly winds from Rubicon to Arrecife.  A longer day followed, 10 hours beating to get us up to Graciosa followed by a glorious flat calm day and time ashore.

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The weather was not totally with us for the second half of the week, so instead of completing our circumnavigation we sailed back down the east and south sides of the island.  After a final afternoon anchored and swimming at Papagayo we returned to Marina Rubicon – everyone with big grins on their faces.