It was a bit of a hectic day for Cornelia and Volker from SY Hexe as they are counting days towards their start of the Atlantic crossing. Straight from Lanzarote to Martinique is the plan but as we know, sailor’s plans can change.
Even for a 3000nm passage it is advisable to wait and increase the chances to catch a stable trade wind window, which ensures constant winds of 4-5bft from the northeast quadrant, the typical trade wind. This will not only ensure a faster crossing but also give comfort rather than fighting changing conditions.
Despite the hectic during the day we had a very nice farewell evening in Marina Rubicón starting with a dinner on SY Hullu Poro and followed by a couple of pints in the Flagship Pub.
As I will we throwing the lines tomorrow afternoon heading out to the ocean, it was time to say good-bye, wish fair winds…and work on a see you again!
While taking this photo and heading into the roundabout I heard a penetrating and irritating whistle causing me to stop.
In a polite way I was informed that taking photos while riding the bike is not allowed in Spain!!!
Ok, 95% of my photos are taken while pushing into the pedals! I missed to ask the question, if I have to stop or dismantle from the bike while taking a sip from my water bottle. I got a discount offered of 50%. I think, that discount was granted because I had my FFP2 mask at hand to ensure minimum exposure on all aspects at that very moment. All got properly documented on the receipt after online card payment! My confidence into the “Police Civil de Tráfico” has definitely increased after they helped me to understand the local rules.