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Shipwreck!

January 25, 2012

Wednesday 25th January

The water is currently so calm that the boat is not even moving a centimetre on its’ mooring! Not that I’m complaining as it’s nice to have a day where we can take the sail down to clean it without the risk of the gale blowing it away!

Yesterday we went in search of lunchtime anchorages to the North of Los Cristianos. When we sailed from Los Gigantes there were a number of boats heading for shelter on this small stretch of coast so we wanted to explore it too.

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We had an idea of where we were going but two tourist catamarans happened to be heading in that direction too. We nosed our way into a bay that already had a little yacht anchored there and dropped our anchor on a sandy bed! Finally we’ve found a sandy anchorage! Looking around us when we were settled we noticed a number of caves in the cliffs that have been turned into dwellings. A well chosen spot above the beaches away from what, on closer inspection, looked like a nudist beach! Wish I hadn’t got the binoculars out!!

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As well as a lot of nakedness there was also a shipwreck on the beach. Not the more traditional sort of shipwreck with funnels and treasure but something of the Bavaria variety, nicely graffitied with ‘Royal Canary Cruises’ on its’ bottom. It has no rigging but does have a keel and rudder. My guess is it was washed ashore in a storm and has been made safe and left.

After a lovely lunch we went on the lookout for whales. Just as we were thinking of giving up I spotted two and as we got right up next to them 4 or 5 more appeared! What a sight! No babies this time but pretty big ones instead!

We left them swimming home and made our way back to the marina. Sadly there wasn’t much wind yesterday either so we didn’t get a sail but we did achieve what we set out to and have found a few lovely bays for quiet lunches.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 8, 2012 8:58 pm

    Hi – nothing so exciting. The boat was actually being skippered by it’s owner who was not looking where he was going (too busy looking at the nudists on the local beach); but has now bought himself an Oyster which is moored in San Sebastian….

    • February 9, 2012 9:21 am

      Thanks for filling us in! We’ve seen a new Oyster moored in San Sebastian registered in Fowey like us! Maybe we’ll meet next week whilst we’re over there.

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