Finally in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

We hade a very nice sailing from Rubicon, Lanzarote the 95 Nm to Las Palmas at Gran Canaria. With 15-20 knots of down wind we made 9 knots of speed with only the Genua head sail.

The waves was big but long and we had the sea from behind so we felt how Mon Ami had a down hill race at each wave.

Las Palmas is our end destination for this summer sailing. We will stay onboard for one week to do some maintenance and shopping before we fly home to Sweden.

Mon Ami will stay in the Las Palmas marina until the start of ARC+ the 11 November 2018.

We where number 3 or the almost 300 yachts attending ARC to arrive to Las Palmas the 7 June.

It’s raining?

We thought it was raining when we woke up the first morning in the marina.

Water was splashing on deck and in true the open windows above our master bed in the aft saloon of Mon Ami. When I came up in the cockpit I say a service employee who flushed the palm trees with water from a tanker truck.

It was quite cloudy in Las Palmas but still 25 C. Nice working climate for us.

We cleaned of the salty deck and especially all the inox. Flushed the 20Hp Honda on our 340 Highfield dinghy, with fresh water before we put the storage cover on. And unfolded our two new Brompton folding bikes to go shopping.

Shopping for Atlantic Crossing

We wanted to most of the long storage shopping before all the 300 yachts attending ARC arrives and empty the shelf’s.

We did all the shopping in HyperDino as they had free delivery service to the marina. We bought pasta, rice, toilet paper, wine and beer and much more. I this was not only for the Atlantic crossing. Especially not the alcoholic drinks. But we had learned that it’s much cheaper in Canary Islands than in the Caribbean. Totally 3 big shopping carts and one meter long recite to pay.

Tre young boys carried it all the food all the way in to the cockpit. What a great service!

Louise took away all the unnecessary packaging materials to reduce waist and to not get cockroaches onboard. And she did all the storage and even a list wats stored where.

Toilet paper is an excellent filler for packaging all storage to not slide around in the waves.

We will need to do additional fresh food shopping the days before the ARC race start the 11 November.

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