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Old 19-07-2021, 04:37   #1
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Winter anchorages in The Canaries

Hi everyone,
We are contemplating spending the winter 21/22 in the Canaries on our Lagoon 40 cat
We do not want to do so in a marina.
We are happy to sail around depending on weather and anchorage conditions.
We have copy of Cruising guide to the Canaries, but it's not very informative, mostly about marinas.
Can anyone who has wintered afloat please give some advice..thank you
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Anchorages in the canaries are few and far between and the weather can turn very nasty. Itís a very exposed place in general.
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Hi, yes have to agree with you. When weather and conditions good it's great here..but wintering is another side to things. Just not keen on the colder winter weather in the med. We have berth booked at Almerimar, 60 km west of Almeria but chilly winter temps. Not sure what move next and covid not helping eh ?
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Hi, yes have to agree with you. When weather and conditions good it's great here..but wintering is another side to things. Just not keen on the colder winter weather in the med. We have berth booked at Almerimar, 60 km west of Almeria but chilly winter temps. Not sure what move next and covid not helping eh ?
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The marina in San SebastiŠn de la Gomera was traditionally a good cheap place to over winter. But in recent years it has got pricey
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Almerimar is okay to winter in.. I have swum of the beach there in the afternoons in the winter and the evenings though a bit cool are nothing a sweater or jacket cannot fix from an evening out to a bar or restaurant..
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Almerimar is okay to winter in.. I have swum of the beach there in the afternoons in the winter and the evenings though a bit cool are nothing a sweater or jacket cannot fix from an evening out to a bar or restaurant..


It can be cold there compared to the canaries over winter though
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We have berth booked at Almerimar, 60 km west of Almeria but chilly winter temps.
Amerimar is more 40km from Almeria.

In Winter it gets chilly without really getting cold. Sweater weather, but no winter jackets necessary. Usually mostly dry. For northern-European typical spring / autumn weather. In the night temperatures can drop to 10 degree, during the day on between 15 and 21.

Sailing in around the Costa del Sol is little fun in winter, as you have either strong easterlies or strong westerlies and not good reason to go anywhere. The water in the Mediterranean cools down to 15 degree quickly until May, so swimming is for the hardy. Many people go cycling and hiking in this season. You can also drive up to the Sierra Nevada and go skiing.

Almerimar is a little more empty in Winter and many Bars / Restaurant close down. But Mercadona is open year round and the Carrefour halfway to El Ejido too. Shipyards and Chandleries are open.

Just a few observations from someone sitting on a boat 20 km from Almerimar and spent quite some time in Winter here.
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