Solvasa Laurisilva Complex
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We have had a slow cruise around the western isles and are now provisioning for the transatlantic crossing, leaving tomorrow as we have a good weather window
30/10 we stayed in Marina Atlantico in santa cruz and watched the gale go by with heavy rain, and tom and I went for a long walk to find an Atlantic crossing chart
31/10 we picked up the chart and provisioned the boat
1/11 we had a good sail southwards along the ...
... We had a fun day, but were happy to get off the bus at the end and spend a little while exploring the capital of La Gomera, San Sebastian, taking pictures and wondering around. This was the last safe spot for the Columbus voyage. The island was key due to its southern proximity to catch a western trade-wind. Unfortunately, it was crazy windy all day (see in ...
I have a great photo of a vent where the lava came out of the side of the volcano. You can see where it came down the mountain and then across the road.
Tomorrow is Sunday, so we will probably just hang out here and catch some sun. On Monday we have a flight at the North Airport (1 hour away) at 7:30 am so we will be up at 4 and leaving here around 4:30. Not sure when you will hear from us again, probably in Madeira... next stop.
... trip down and back up the hill we went over to one of the All Inclusives to sit on the edge of the cliff and have lunch. I have to say that I am very disappointed with the food here. After all of the great meals that we have had for the past 6 weeks, this is the most mediocre stuff we have ever eaten. Oh well, the beer and sanrgia were ok. Her are a few photos just to keep you up dated. We plan on heading to the volcano tomorrow, so stay tuned.
Once we returned to our resort, we had a quick dip in the pool to cool down. The pool here was 27 degrees and once I was in it I have to admit that it was great. we are now lazing around the patio drinking water and coke. I think after today's long walk we may be eating grilled cheese sandwiches here or heading up the the resort restaurant. we shall see how much energy everyone has. .