22 Aug 2011 depart Funchal Madeira 24 Aug 2011 arrive Las Palmas Gran Canaria 281 miles.

Festival time with 3 nights of LOUD music here. We took a day and rode a local bus up to the center of the island. The land was all green and rock with deep canyons dropping straight down. Spectacular, but I’m more comfortable with sea level. Ex-strangers Diana and Jim here, folks I hope to meet again. Slow start. Wind light and variable, 6 hours for 15 miles. Now just dark, loud, and wild. Teaching Uli about simple one pan cooking. Good miles tonight. Daylight and no change. 20 knots on port quarter. Spot the Selvagens Islands just before dark. Another force 5 night and day. Never did see Tenerife. Just off Las Palmas at dark. Enough ships out here in the dark for a good demolition derby. Love AIS. Tied the lines and ran to Sailors Bar for a beer.

Note: If the latest photos look much better you can blame Uli.

About Quinn

20 year solo sailor and developer of Nimble Navigator Charting Software. I sail a Lyle Hess 28 foot Bristol Channel Cutter and have over 100,000 miles on her log.
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2 Responses to 22 Aug 2011 depart Funchal Madeira 24 Aug 2011 arrive Las Palmas Gran Canaria 281 miles.

  1. Jens says:

    May be we meet at Sailor’s Bar! Welcome!

  2. Gerd Elbel and Diane Fitser says:

    Gerd and Diane left Ste. Martin May 7, 2011, and arrived in Horta, Azores, July 7, 2011, 31 days, 3036 miles, 2 gales.

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