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Tenerife – one Canary island left to go …

July 28, 2015

We left San Sebastian, La Gomera yesterday morning after carefully studying the weather reports, current state of acceleration zones, wave and swell heights, etc. Three met sources all gave the green light. Two days before we left, weather forecasts warned about “fenómeno costero”, eng “coastal warnings”, which was explained to be warning for large waves. This warning was lifted the day before we left. Well, the “fenómeno” was still very active when we rounded the long breakwater of Gomera. Short, steep waves, between 2-3 meter, on the beam. Before we managed to steer down wind / waves we got plenty of water in to our centre cockpit. Good news was that we cleaned the drains just a couple of days ago so no water came inside the boat. Wind forecast was 10 knots. Actual wind (gusts) became 40 knots. After 1/2 hour, the wind decided to follow the weather forecast so we got a nice reach allowing fishing – but no luck. San Miguel Marina at the southern coast of Tenerife turned out to be a very nice and protected marina. Surroundings a bit touristy, two golf resorts as close neighbours and the usual, gated community style apartment hotels with restaurants in abundance. Having passed by Playa Americas, Los Gigantes on our way here we have a feeling San Miguel is far less exploited than the south west coast. We will stay here until Friday, amongst other things we need to make some serious bunkering of food and drinks.

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