October 2023



After the visit to Fuerteventura, we set off towards the southern tip of Gran Canaria to meet the Åkerlund family from Trollhättan, who were at Meloneras. We therefore sailed to the adjacent beach of Pasito Blanco to visit them. We also recognized the boat Black Pearl of Sweden https://www.facebook.com/BlackPearlofSwedentobecontinued that was anchored in the same bay as Anastacia. There we spok ...

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Our first stop on Fuerteventura was the village of Gran Tarajal. Known for its murals and sculptures. We trudged around and looked around. There were hardly any tourists here and there was a calm over the place. We stopped at a small sport fishing shop. We need fishing gear, we said to each other... The guy at the counter didn't know a word of English, but with my (Malin's) Italian in combination ...

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We anchored for several days off Playa de Papagayo on the south side of Lanzarote. A nice beach, well protected and with fantastic water. We needed to catch up on some work. Among other things, find a suitable port location for Anastacia during the time we will be in Sweden. Not quite easy as most of the ports on the Canary Islands are fully booked. In addition, the easterly wind (Calima) gave us ...

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After the visit to Porto Santo, we sailed to the larger island of Madeira. We got a place at the marina on the south-eastern part of the island, Quinta do Lorde, and arrived at about the same time as our Swedish boat neighbors on Aurora. This is the island of flowers! If you come here in the spring, it will be a spectacular scene of colors from all the flowering trees and plants. Now, at the begin ...

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