Lovely Lanzarote

Velvet Lady by palm tree Rubicon comp
Velvet Lady nestled in amongst the other yachts in Marina Rubicon

Blue sky, warm and sunny, 22 degrees in the shade – we’re glad to be back in Lanzarote.

We left Cascais in Portugal 10 days ago.  The weather was kind to us on  passage with mainly Easterly winds so our passage time to Lanzarote was 5 days.  Our first night was clear and starry in a flat sea as we sailed on a reach parallel to the coast of Portugal.  Once we cleared Cap St Vincent, the sea got bouncier and we had to negotiate our way across the traffic heading to and from the Gibraltar Strait.  Once clear of these ships we had 2 beautiful clear starry nights with the ocean to ourselves.  As we approached Lanzarote, we started to see more traffic moving along the coast of Africa, and even another yacht.  We slid into Puerto Calero in the middle of the night, and found ourselves a berth.  After a day ashore here playing tourist we had one final day sail to take us to Marina Rubicon, our home for the winter.

Our crew on arrival in Lanzarote
Our crew on arrival in Lanzarote

Once our guests left we took a look around to see what, if anything, had changed.  There are a few more shops.  Some have closed with new ones opening.  There are far more yachts in the marina than last year.  The marina swimming pool is open, and free for us and our guests to use as part of our mooring fees.  There are, as ever, plenty of bars to enjoy a sundowner.

Looking forward to Sunday when we start our winter season of 7 night trips around Lanzarote.  There are a few places left in February and March so why not join us and experience Marina Rubicon for yourself.