Boating & Biking Adventures

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🚴‍♂️…the wine route…🚴‍♂️

Following the wine tasting yesterday at Bodega Buiguan, today’s bike trip took me along one of the wine routes here on Lanzarote called: La Geria

It is just nearby, a bit up into the hills, but the strong headwinds today made the initial climb feeling like cycling the famous pass at Femés, which I did twice until now.

The pattern of the vinyards here is very different to what we know. Its appearance within this volcanic landscape leaves again the feeling that you cycle in a different world – vinyards on the moon.

Despite the fact that most of the Lanzarote wine is consumed on the island, online shops offer a selection, if you wish to try. It´s worth it.

Another day in paradise. 😉

Fair winds…

☝️ Intermar e.V. – Netcontrol

My 🚴‍♂️ trip today took me to a small village in the backlands of Lanzarote. There was a good reason as I got the opportunity to visit Uwe, one of the Netcontrols from Intermar e.V. living here on Lanzarote for many years. Although I had numerous contacts with Uwe during the twice a day operated ham radio sessions on 14.313kHz and we met for a coffee & cake onboard SY Hulluporo before, it was nice to see from where he is remotely operating the Intermar Radio Station, which is located in the South of Germany.

Besides the technical support, I appreciate the socialising network of the Intermar association among sailors and non-sailors not to forget the very important advice on recent weather developments while on passage. It also gives additional comfort to provide your actual boat position to the Netcontrols while on passage – someone to speak and listen to while out on the ocean.

Today, I learned a lot about the insides into Lanzarote from someone living and loving this island for more than two decades. Thank you Uwe!

Vy 73 & Fair winds…

🚴‍♂️…Rubicon again…🚴‍♂️

Different reasons took me back to Marina Rubicon again today. Firstly, I wanted to check in the chandlery store, what engine oil they have as I am planning an oil change on the engine – no luck. Secondly, I wanted to say “Ahoy” to Petra and Jan from SY Sutje. After a relaxed cup of tea, we turned the boat to be ready for the next voyage. Finally, I had to crack the climb from South to North at Femés. Last time I failed, had to dismantle the bike twice to get over it but this time I fought it through to the top, also cheered up by the paint brush on its way. Fair winds…

🚴‍♂️…Sunday beach ride…🚴‍♂️

🧽…bike work…🔧

I love cleaning the drivetrain 😬 but enjoy its free movement on the next ride...stay tuned. ☝️

🚴‍♂️…Yaiza, Caves, El Golfo…🚴‍♂️

🚴‍♂️…Parque Nationals…🚴‍♂️

Farewell trip to SY Rare Breed

Rare Breed - white dot under massive bow.

Today I was up for a sniff ride to Arrecife, the main city on Lanzarote. Obviously its marina was on my route and by chance I saw SY Rare Breed with Biggi and Jan leaving the port. I was aware that their boat was moored in Arrecife for some weeks but not aware they are back from mainland Europe. We have met first time in Brunsbüttel and then again in Aber Wrac’h. As they are now heading West, it was a farewell over the phone but I could catch them on a photo  at harbour exit. Wishing them fair winds and following seas…

Farewell trip to SY Maupiti

My first bike trip on Lanzarote took me to Marina Rubicon to give a farewell to the crew of SY Maupiti. Tina, Mia, Tim and skipper Tobias are throwing the lines tomorrow heading to Cape Verde and later to the Caribbean, where they will complete their amazing family adventure. Join me wishing them fair winds and following seas at any time of their journey. We have met first time in Cherbourgh and since then here and there, last time in Funchal. Follow their story under this link, if you like. 
Fair winds…

🎥…Vereda do Urzal (PR 2)…🎞

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