Category Archives: Spain

From Gibraltar to Lanzarote

going over to Gibraltar you have to cross the runway of Gibraltar, when there is air traffic, it just gets closed and everyone has to wait
going over to Gibraltar you have to cross the runway of Gibraltar, when there is air traffic, it just gets closed and everyone has to wait
we definitely feel being in United Kingdom: God save the Queen!
we definitely feel being in United Kingdom: God save the Queen!
the streets look rather english than spanish
the streets look rather english than spanish
nice saying in the Irish pub, good for sailors who just went through the Med this year... ;-)
nice saying in the Irish pub, good for sailors who just went through the Med this year… 😉
my "little" sister Flavia and her boy friend Sebastian are the first visit from home on board
my “little” sister Flavia and her boy friend Sebastian are the first visit from home on board
and help stock up the essentials on board ;-)
and help stock up the essentials on board 😉
the Gibraltar Rock finally without cloads when it is time to go
the Gibraltar Rock finally without cloads when it is time to go
in the middle of the Gibraltar straight, with many boats around us - and even though both engines are running we only make 4 knots in average due to the counter current against us
in the middle of the Gibraltar straight, with many boats around us – and even though both engines are running we only make 4 knots in average due to the counter current against us
the first sunset not far away from Tanger
the first sunset not far away from Tanger
one of the nice big ones who corrected his course by himself in order to avoid collision with us
one of the nice big ones who corrected his course by himself in order to avoid collision with us
the Calamar that jumped on board
the Calamar that jumped on board
the Royal Clipper seemed curious and came close to us ...
the Royal Clipper seemed curious and came close to us …
jesus, that is a heavy piece of fish !!
jesus, that is a heavy piece of fish !!
I did find the teeth a bit unusual for a thuna
I did find the teeth a bit unusual for a thuna
damn and that fin ?
damn and that fin ?
as a result, a hopefully happy again thuna and a broken fishing rod
as a result, a hopefully happy again thuna and a broken fishing rod
approaching the Estrecho del Rio, to the left Lanzarote and to the right La Graciosa
approaching the Estrecho del Rio, to the left Lanzarote and to the right La Graciosa
Punta Farlones, the most northern part of Lanzarote
Punta Farlones, the most northern part of Lanzarote
after 5 days and 608 miles we happily arrived - and of course we had one or two Cruzcampo to celebrate ;-)
after 5 days and 608 miles we happily arrived – and of course we had one or two Cruzcampo to celebrate 😉
Heide and Pete in front of the ajuntamento of Arrecife
Heide and Pete in front of the ajuntamento of Arrecife
family meeting, in the back the bay of Arrecife old harbour
family meeting, in the back the bay of Arrecife old harbour
the view down from the Grand Hotel Richtung to the beach in the south
the view down from the Grand Hotel to the beach in the south
the Charco de San Gines with many coulorful boats
the Charco de San Gines with many coulorful boats
in the Timanfaya national park
in the Timanfaya national park
everywhere volcano cones and interesting lava sculptures
everywhere volcano cones and interesting lava sculptures
creative and also delicious Pintxos
creative and also delicious Pintxos
Los Hervideros - that does look like the atlantic ocean !
Los Hervideros – that does look like the atlantic ocean !
so we test some of that wine that grows here in such difficult conditions
so we test some of that wine that grows here in such difficult conditions
Pete trains us on the Lotus grill and it does taste fine!!!
Pete trains us on the Lotus grill and it does taste fine!!!
finally again on the bike ;-)
finally again on the bike 😉
Ermite de las Nieves almost on top
Ermite de las Nieves almost on top
View down to Arrieta and Punta Mujeres
View down to Arrieta and Punta Mujeres
the sculptures that are supposed to be set into the sea
the sculptures that are supposed to be set into the sea