And third – the nature……This is one thing which we never get bored. Every time when we walk on our bikes to other side of the Island or go walking on beach or climb volcanoes we do not stop repeating how beautiful this island is! And not just the island itself, but the views. You have Lanzarote so close with it high cliff going directly to the water and 3 rocky islands on the north. All that makes that where ever you look you have such amazing view! Sometimes I feel so sorry that my English is too poor and I have lack of words for describing this beauty. But probably the pictures you have here below will speak better than me:
Than another French couple- Patricia and Patric- who live on boat already 8 years! And not on one boat- they have two! The one which stays in Graciosa they use as permanent home, and the other one which stays in Azores – for long sailings. Now they are planning to cross Atlantic and go to Cuba next year. …So again- talks talks and talks. A…….and they also have Brazilian Cat called SIKALFLEX! Super name!!! But that didn’t help him to win our Kataryte. No ‘feeling’ we say. They were fighting each night till we decided to close the hatch for the night and don’t let our still teenager cat Kataryte outside.
Also there is one guy from Asturias- Eugenio, who also sailed a lot, went to Brazil and even deep in Amazon river few times.. Another family from Uruguay live with their young daughter on sailing boat in front of us. And one German man keeps here his steel sailing boat after sailing around the world few years ago.
Second- the village. It is small, all white and with any asphalted road at all. Only sand! So so beautiful!!!
It took more time than we thought to build it, but probably it was because we are not the best writers and also because we wanted to do it ourselves. But finally we did and here you have it- www.SAILONGRAIN.COM. And our first post:)
We are also very very happy to start it from this incredible Island where we are now- Graciosal! Staiying here for a long inspired us to start writing and to share things we see and live with all of you!
We were here in 2008 and believe, we couldn’t imagine than that one day we will come here with our own sailing boat and make this Island to be our home for quite a lot time! We knew, that one day we will come back here to check how is going our tent, which we put on the beach when we sailed here first time with Ragaine II in beginning of the trip Around the World. We left it on the beach, joking,, that now we have home where to come back later.. But we would never think that we will not need it anymore. We will have our own floating home here with us.
And here we are. After arriving to Canary islands from Lithuania in October we visited Tenerife, Gomera, Palma, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote Islands and finished here- enjoying deep winter moths in this small and friendly island-Graciosa. Probably, if you come here for two days you would really think, what one can do here in such a small island for so long time? Climb volcanoes, visit main beaches, take a beer in local bar….and than… what else? But believe us, all days we find new things to see, to do, to walk, to listen and to talk.
First- the harbor. It’s another world here. Small live a board community, fisher mans and time to time coming visitors sailing boats . Everyone with his own stories to share and his own problems to solve:)
…. Almost forget to mention an interesting experience we are having here the last days. One French man owned Catamaran went on rocks in the beach near the harbor. So last days we are trying to help him to rescue his boat . He do not speak Spanish at all, just English, so we offered our help for organizing the saving of his boat….It is really sad thing to see how day after day boat is being more and more destroyed, but we are trying everything to be able to take it out on the shore so that later the owner could start to repair it. Hope and whish he will….but first its need to be taken out of rocks.