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What it's like to be a Sailor
Les
10/03/2010, Lanzarote

This is an email that was sent to us from our sailing friends on Yacht Andromeda, It is soo funny, Im going to put one on a week until it runs out ..

Try this out at home..

Sleep on a shelf in a broom cupboard. Replace the cupboard door with a curtain. Then: Two hours after you go to sleep, have your better half/skipper/partner whip open the curtain and shine a torch in your eyes and shout , " You're on",OR set your alarm clock to go off at random times during the night: when it does, jump off the shelf and get dressed as fast as you can, run into the garden and shower under the garden hose, OR wake up at 2 am and have a peanut butter sandwich on stale bread.

Renovate your bathroom. Build a wall across the middle of the bath and move the shower head down to chest level. When you take a shower, shut off the water when you've got the shower gel into a good lather. Dispense with your dustbin. Place all non edible household waste in smallplastic bags, and store them in the other half of the bath.Throw anyedible waste out of the window. Bring indoors some form of petrol engine(a lawn mower will be fine), start it and leave it running while trying to hold a conversation.


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10/04/2010 | Audrey and Peter
Love it!! and love the photos they are excellent.
More Cactus
Les
10/03/2010, Lanzarote

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A Pool for the Spanish King
Les
10/03/2010, Volcanic Tubes

This picture was taken in the Volcanic Tubes, everyone was tempted to get in for a swim but it's only for the use of the Spanish King, so we were told, he hasn't even been in it ? What the ?

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10/04/2010 | Terry
Looks sooooo inviting. I would have dived in naked! The King would understand ;-)
Volcanic Vines
10/03/2010, Lanzarote

The landscape of Lanzarote is so different to anywhere I have ever been, large black lava plains and volcanic cones and craters.. We saw a lot of vines growing on the island and they do produce wine but haven't tasted it yet.. I'm sure we will..

There is also a restaurant that everyone has been talking about on Islote De Hilario, they drop meat and roast it over of the small vent holes of the volcano, I don't think we are going to get there but it's a recommendation to anyone still to visit the island..

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Lanzarote Lizard
Les
10/03/2010

This little fella was soo cute, i just love Lizards, This photograph was taken in the Lava Tubes, they also had Albino Crabs which you couldn't photograph very well, they were the size of a 5 cent coin .......

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Cactus Garden
Les
10/02/2010, Lanzarote

Susan and Andrew from Andromeda invited us for a day of sightseeing as they hired a car.. We had a lovely day out went to the Cactus Gardens and Lava Tubes followed by a lovely lunch..

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMES !!
Les
09/30/2010, Lanzarote

We had a boozy evening on board the goodship Coba Libre for James Birthday, We invited Susan and Andrew from Yacht Andromeda and the Girls from Yacht Triple D, Trycha, Alice and Jilli who we met in Madeira and are sailing a similar route towards Gran Canaries before joining the madness of the ARC begins on the 21st of November..

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10/04/2010 | Terry
Check out the Birthday Boy with his chics!
Heading for the Canaries
Les
09/30/2010, Lanzarote


We had an OK 2 day passage from Madeira to Lanzarote, the second night was a bit rough, the wind picked up which meant the sea was picking up as well. The boat wasn't knocked down, but a rouge wave hit us from the side and it shocked me a little because the boom was in the water, I screamed and woke James up (sorry J) but it hasn't happened before .. James ended up staying up for most of the night and he let me sleep, god he's a good man, I felt a little guilty, because normally we do 3 hour watches.. We ended up changing course in the early hours of the morning as we were originally heading for the Island of Graciosa but decided to get a little more comfortable and have the waves coming from behind and sail an extra 30 miles to Rubicon Marina South of Lanzarote..

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10/02/2010 | Audrey and Peter
Wow... what a great picture
Bye Madeira
Les
09/28/2010

We had a great 4 days with Aaron and Annika exploring Madeira,
(Im definately going to miss the girly company!)..

We made sure we did a Levada Walk, as we spoke to several people in the marina who had done them and said they were great, so we had high expectations.. We did walk no 9, which we tried to find the day before and ended up walking down the back of someones rubbish tip and a smelly rotting vegetable patch ??? It had only taken us about 20 mins before we ended up on the road, I suggest to people who walk on Madeira to be a bit more organised than we were, A map and directions would have been helpful which we left in the car !! We decided to ditch the walk and go back to AA and Annika's hotel to use the great facilities, Pool, Jacuzzi, Steam Room !! I think im going to suggest that to all of our guests please stay in a 4 - 5 star hotel when visiting !! We tried the walk again the next day and we found it, it wasn't as great as we thought but all enjoyed it.

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Festival Time
Les
09/19/2010, Madeira

Yesterday the festival was on in Madeira for the weekend, it had something to do with the Virgin Mary, All the fishing boats from the next port arrived in the Marina and walked up to the house at the top of the hill (really not sure why, I should have asked but it was something different )

We said goodbye to Gary and Darren yesterday, we hope you got home safe and see you in a few weeks back in the UK.

This week we are going to be working on the boat, We have a shower drain pump to fix, some fibreglass repairs and a few other things the list is never ending, Then Annika and Aaron will be arriving.

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09/26/2010 | Daan
Hi friends
well done are you ready for the arc
15 oct. the marina will be mine
Good luck Daan

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