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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Canarian Cruising.

    Standards achieved. Made Restinga after a neat if rather rolly and squally passage of just around 12 hours and 65 nm.
    No room on pontoons so alongside a mmm sea wall behind lifeboat.
    Cranky village. Love it last place before edge of world! Not for everyone but you make it with your crew.
    Another early start in morning for San Sebastian Gomera. Tad shorter at 55nm so late pm if, hope if, there is room.
    Winds dropping pm soo fingers crossed!

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Canarian Cruising.

    Sounds like Our Correspondent In Canaria is having a hoot! Looking forward to pics...

    ....and also a verdict on the quayside Fisherman's Bar at Valle Gran Re, should you pass that way. Hey, TripAdvisor will be sending you a free Life Membership!

  3. #13
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    Morning. On our way to my old favourite Gomera and San Sebastian now 45 miles to go. Left again 0530 that fits the distances.
    Restinga is truly bonkers. Loved it. A couple of cruising yachts arrived whilst we were ashore it fills up quickly. Not wonderfulnon the quay but worth it.
    Early underway snooze has been thoughtfully bought to an end by my shipmates tacking. However ss the first few hours has been close hauled with 3 reefs the washing machine effect in the forends is over!
    Sunny now sea still lumpy but forecast to drop through the day.
    Hoo hah.

  4. #14
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    What is the deal with the pontoons in La Restinga? When we were there in 2007 we were told it was only for local boats. 3 days on the wall was all we could take, would like to have stayed longer.

    - W

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Canarian Cruising.

    All sounds exciting - perhaps too much but looking forward to exploring ourselves.

  6. #16
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    Default Re: Canarian Cruising.

    Quote Originally Posted by RupertW View Post
    All sounds exciting - perhaps too much but looking forward to exploring ourselves.
    It's windy, but you get used to it. Warm wind and warmish water.


    - W

  7. #17
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    Default Re: Canarian Cruising.

    Not sure. A few visiting boats were all on the wall. Good bit was because we left early the marinero who docked us the previous afternoon told us we could have a freebie.

  8. #18
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    Sunny today but the three previous days with rain squalls were not very warm. November weather. Warm ashore though.

  9. #19
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    Default Re: Canarian Cruising.

    We got lucky. The marina is v busy with lots of boats and excited peeps getting ready for the big adventure. There is a buzz about the place.
    Great staff. Ive been lucky to have learnt some Spanish so can have a bit of a chat and smiley. They were under presdure with eight boats all at once turning up all sorts polish dutch.... brits!
    Reminded me how wonderful this little place is.
    Nightcaps in the Marlin Bar. This is the home of the rowers. Those awesome people who do the Atlantic. Its their temple. The ambitious old paddlers!
    Great mind blowing pictures in my head today of seas sky and islands. Just one dolphin they are being lazy.
    Tomorrow will bring a lay in til 7. Rapido visit to supermarket for .... bread and milk. Yawn. Shower key deposit retrieved at a normal hour then more homeward bounders.
    San Miguel in Tenerife next stop. Wow the view of that today coming from the west with that honkin great mountain and its clouds was awesome.
    Nothing broke. Shhhhhsh. Mm.
    Know what I mean.....

  10. #20
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    Blue sky few tradewind clouds and a nice beamy reach with full sail. Cracking view of Tiede today. Shorter trip.
    Heading for marina San Miguel to have San Miguel.
    Onwards and upwards.

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