MORE ABOUT GRACIOSA.......................................SORRY, BUT WE COULD NOT STOP MAKING PICTURES OF IT!!!!!!!
There is not to much to write about it, but its a lot to see it:) So so a lot....and doesn;t matter that it is small... And yes, we were not able say which island we liked most from trip Aroud the World with s/y RagaineII, but now, after visiting all Canary island exept el Hierro at least we are really able to say which of them we love most. No doubt its GRACIOSA!!!! .
And again fish! ...Yes..if there were no such a crazy winds here this winter, probably we would start sailing like crazy up and down Lanzarote- Graciosa just for catching these fishes! In all 3000 nm from Lithuania till Canary Islands we didn’t catch as much as we are doing here:)
But as the weather here even if its warm, is so soooooo unstable, winds blow with all their power and mostly from north. Once you are back to Arrecife you should plan very carefully till you can sail back north. This time while sailing we had a calm day, but in the evening wind shifted to southeast and when we were already tied along the pontoon in Graciosa, it start blowing a lot and in the early morning there were more than 50 knots in the gust! Crazy!
And In Lanzarote we had a really nice time. The new Lanzarote Marina is great, lots of space, safe pontoons, protected from all winds, new spacious showers( verrrry important ) , friendly people in the office and beautiful views. Really a good place to leave the boat for a long time ( marina makes a good discount for long staying). We are thinking to leave our Grain in summer here as well (summer season we will spend working on other boats away....)
PICS OF LANZAROTE.....
But now we are back again to Graciosa. And we feel like we are back at home:) Everything so known, locals smiling to see us back and Kataryte happy to visit boats around and watch the birds and fishes right from pontoons. Now we are here with Egoi parents who came to visit us, so again we.ll make those beautiful long walks and climb all volcanoes for sure:)
In some days we will sail back to Lanzarote from where parents will take a flight back to Basque country and we will wait another guest coming. This boat is always full of people:)
This is a story about our life journey or better said is a story about our life afloat a sailing boat. Our trips, our adventures, our challenges and problems found on the way,,our everyday life floating and our unforgettable moments of sailing and tasting the worldl!
"Cruising has two pleasures. One is to go out in wider waters from a sheltered place. The other is to go into a sheltered place from wider waters."
"The lovely thing about cruising is that planning usually turns out to be of little use."
"There are more sharks on the land than in the sea"
If you are going to do something, do it now. Tomorrow is too late.
Don't worry about the world ending today. It's already tomorrow in Fiji.
" Land was created to provide a place for boats to visit."
"A sailor is an artist whose medium is the wind. Live passionately, even if it kills you, because something is going to kill you anyway."
"A bad day at SEA is still better than a good day at work"
"The perfection of a yacht's beauty is that nothing should be there for only beauty's sake."
"Remember 'It was a professional who built the Titanic, It was an amateur who built Noah's Ark"
"Sailing - The art of slowly going nowhere at great expense. "
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.