Sorry for not updating in a while, we’ve been kind of busy doing nothing.. Well not exactly nothing since we’ve been shopping, doing touristy stuff and well that is really nothing but we’re soon heading of over the pond. I know I promised a big post with lots a pictures from papagayo, our sail over from Lanzarote and such but the internet connections in the marinas where we’ve spent our time is so bad it’s ridiculous. One can’t even load the frontpage of for example facebook without having to go out for a walk while the topbanner loads.
Just to give you an idea about what we’ve been up to I can sum it up for you. Martina’s mother has been here for a week and we’ve been playing normal tourist for a couple of days. We took a ride around the mountains and the coast of Gran Canaria, took a night out in Maspalomas witch a strange place. I mean if you go to another country to have a vacation from your boring life then why go to bars that serve the same food, read a menu in your own language and meet all your friends from home. Sure the Norwegians can’t spend a week away from their beloved Grandiosa but come on, heading in to a bar called Uffes Pub eating Swedish meatballs while in spain is just wrong. Being a kind person as always I noted that every country is a sinner so I will point a finger at all of you. Paddys irish sportsbar (next to the beach, serving fried fish and chips and Guinness).. Lille trollet (now serving ribbe and fårikål)… I can make the list go on for miles.
After realising that tourism is strange we decided to shop food enough for an atlantic crossing and start planning if for real.
So in a week or something we’ll head out on the great blue. We will try and do short updates on the blog about how it’s going and our position and such. As soon as I come across a place with good wifi I’ll make a picture gallery with a lot of pictures from what we’ve been up to.
Writing this post we’re anchored in a bay outside a couple of charterhotels looking at a beach full of people turning from pale to reddish pink and just trying to get our focus back.
You sail down south and now there’s not much left that we can do but to let go of land and take our 2600 nautical miles (4815 km) little jump towards the Caribbean.
We have also made two firsts hoping that it was the lasts as well. Let me explain.
I’ve fallen off Trusty.. I fell between the dock and Trusty and banged my head a bit. That is something we don’t want to repeat as we’re heading out on bigger waters. Second first was that we goofed up and put a rope in our propeller. Having a ropecutter on the propeller shaft saved us but it was a first that we rather not do again as well.