Sailing to Lanzerote

This part is 125 miles so it took overnight leaving Saturday 26 September and arriving on Sunday 27. It was a beautiful bright moonlit night and mostly we had a good breeze and the boat was sailing well.  We diverted to avoid one tanker and Steve called another on VHF to get it to go round us during a calm patch.  You have to remember when watching the CPA of these things on the AIS that they may be 330m long, so for Cosmics a lap of the deck is equivalent to a lap of Kings field.

We anchored at Playa Francesca on Isla Graciosa at the N end of Lanzerote mid-afternoon.  This must be the best anchorage in Lanzarote so there were lots of boats there, including some we’d met before.  Also met Tony with 21ft Mini-transat called Splinter who is heading for New Zealand.  He was looking to swap books with other British yachts, not so easy as it used to be as most are now reading electronic rather than paper books.  Spent a few days lazing about and swimming and snorkelling off the beautiful beach (there is nothing else there), lots of beautiful coloured fish to see

Playa Francesca anchorage
Playa Francesca anchorage
Lanzarote
Lanzarote

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First water maker water
First water maker water

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Deck shower
Deck shower
Solar shower
Solar shower

over the rocks.  Some work done. – we tried the water maker for the first time.  Got fresh water from the sample port but the connection to send it into the water tank is not correct, seems to be trying to go in the out pipe so don’t think will work.  We collected some and put in the solar deck shower (also used for first time) and Steve had a shower after swimming.

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