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Old 19-10-2013, 07:16   #16
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Re: Canaries info sought..

As Teddy said, check availability beforehand. Now that ARC boats are coming in, LP marina kicks out transients and so many other marinas get crowded with this extra flow.

Once again, if this is an ARC+ boat, she has a berth pre-booked under their commercial scheme.

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The boat and I are now part of the furniture in La Gomera marina. Boatman left today much to the disappointment of Manuel, owner of Faulty Towers bar.
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After Las Palmas, Puerto de Mogan is where you want to head. It's bliss!
Have a look around the photos in Google Earth.
We are slightly bias having run a charter yacht on this coast before the marina was built, but it's still great now, we were last there February 2013.
V difficult to get berths , v v touristy

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The boat and I are now part of the furniture in La Gomera marina. Boatman left today much to the disappointment of Manuel, owner of Faulty Towers bar.
Enjoy , its my favourite island. Don't forget to try the mojhitos at cubra libre, and the German owned steak restaurant up the town ( can never remember the name ) , the canaries has great beef in my experience.

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Enjoy , its my favourite island. Don't forget to try the mojhitos at cubra libre, and the German owned steak restaurant up the town ( can never remember the name ) , the canaries has great beef in my experience.

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Ye. We import it right from Argentina!

Mango, pineapple, papaya, goat cheese (San Mateo, Valsequillo and others), malvasia (from el Grifo or from la Geria), etc. are local.

You can pick up how to whistle aright while in la Gomera

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Enjoy , its my favourite island. Don't forget to try the mojhitos at cubra libre, and the German owned steak restaurant up the town ( can never remember the name ) , the canaries has great beef in my experience.

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We loaded up on about 20 lbs of bacon in La Gomera for the trip across. Not sure where they get their pork but we survived in spite of it.
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We loaded up on about 20 lbs of bacon in La Gomera for the trip across. Not sure where they get their pork but we survived in spite of it.
the beef seems to be South American ( Argentinisn ) and is very good in my experience, I find the canaries to be an really excellent place to provision , if it was good enough for Columbus......

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Well I'm still in Madrid... 0605 flight to Bari in the morning... bludi Ryan Air's cost me a bomb so far...
Hope to sail Wen's am and the weathers looking good for a fast run to Sicily at least... under engine with light head winds and variables... just hope they've got it right... I'm on a schedule...
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Well I'm still in Madrid... 0605 flight to Bari in the morning... bludi Ryan Air's cost me a bomb so far...
Hope to sail Wen's am and the weathers looking good for a fast run to Sicily at least... under engine with light head winds and variables... just hope they've got it right... I'm on a schedule...
the real fun will start when you turn right!.......lots of westerlies.......great for me, i might see you going the other way in a few weeks
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Well I'm still in Madrid... 0605 flight to Bari in the morning... bludi Ryan Air's cost me a bomb so far...
Hope to sail Wen's am and the weathers looking good for a fast run to Sicily at least... under engine with light head winds and variables... just hope they've got it right... I'm on a schedule...
Ah Ryanair, a giant study in how far you can degrade people by seemingly offering them a bargain. I'm convinced its all just O,Learys doctoral thesis . Anyway it's all Bonderman and Southwest Airlines fault

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Hey boatie have you seen what happens at the bottom of Italy when you turn right , hope you've lots of diesel
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Well... at the moment passageweather has light headwinds from the S down the Italian coast then variables along the foot to Sicily and then s'lies from there on
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Well... at the moment passageweather has light headwinds from the S down the Italian coast then variables along the foot to Sicily and then s'lies from there on
looks good for you till alboran for the next week,then fairly solid westerlies off of morrocco,i might be tempted to head for cartagena,after going through the messina straights,rather than going south of sicily and getting hammered when the next lot of westerlies come through after saturday.

there is a fairly constant flow of lows passing just north of the azores,bringing westerlies on the atlantic coast,though most track north of biscay,so less chance of a tramontana or mistral in the next week
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I was figuring run S Sicily then run for the Ballearics... should pass N of the crap... hopefully..
Then run SW on the Tramontanas...
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I was figuring run S Sicily then run for the Ballearics... should pass N of the crap... hopefully..
Then run SW on the Tramontanas...
i had a better look,and it all looks fairly good for you till almeria,with easterlies predominating for the next week.

alboran is all lightish westerlies till sunday,then ne for 2 days,then westerlies again.

if you go straight thru to gib,looks like there may be northerlies in 10 days or so to get you into the gulf of cadis.....and maybe south!

pressure looks fairly slack at the moment in the med,with no nasties,but looks like the seasonal heavy rains are going to start on the iberian peninsula in 10days or so.

hopefully i will be in the azores in the next week or so,then heading to portugal the week after,so if you are out of the straights by then we will be dropping off in albefuria
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well he didn't have the best weather for the delivery, lots of wind on the nose but he's finally a couple days off the Canaries having a nice downwinder finally
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