Day 5 Adina in Las Palmas


Wednesday 9 October 2013

Day 5 dawned breezy for us so sadly we agreed to leave the parasailor in its bag. Looking at the wind forecast it was due to back and be up our ‘chuff’ so we headed south of our rhumb line in order to come back up when the wind shifted. Of course that didn’t happen! The wind built and bought some lively seas that we now had to tackle coming back to the rhumb line leaving things feeling like being in a washing machine at one stage. With good winds we were making fast progress and had to reef to slow down preferring a daylight arrival. Tested the water maker – it works! No fish so Susie knocked up our favourite crossing dish – Burmese curry. We have a recipe book onboard that guests each contribute to and friends Roger and Judith came up with this easy and tasty dish specifically for the Atlantic. Yum! So we’re now in Las Palmas, it was a quick good crossing and we’re two very happy people. Lots of ARC boats here already. Time for tapas and vino tinto!! 3 dolphin sightings, 1 super yacht and generator worked a treat. Tom and Susie

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3 responses to “Day 5 Adina in Las Palmas

  1. Piers says:

    Great run over from Gibraltar – well done!
    Still tracking and good to hear that the generator held up on the crossing. Enjoy the tapas and vino tinto… if you need a night out – Playas dos Americas is a place that would suit Tom Castaway Partridge 🙂

  2. Neil says:

    Great work guys! It wouldn’t be sailing if everything went smoothly, and I’m sure you’re appreciating it all the more now you’ve made it. Enjoy the tapas and vino, you’ve earned it.

  3. Peter says:

    Great work indeed, well done you two!! and have to say great blogs too, very regular and informative, again well done, hope you are able to keep up the blogs doing the arc, lets hope for great downwind conditions and you can keep us landlubbers dreamin! how’s your fishing skills? and not to mention photo skills too.
    Fair winds to you and of course Adina, may she look after you well.