We spent almost a full month at Las Palmas at it was high time to leave. After filling up with diesel we left Marina Las Palmas a quarter past one in the afternoon.
Nice sailing, close hauled, at first but after a few hours the wind died and we had to motor towards Marina Rubicon. We tied up to the reception pontoon just after seven a´clock in the morning.
Rubicon is rather touristy but the marina is very nice.
The Papagayo beach is just an hour walk away and we went there for a swim a couple of times.
Our jib furler has not worked properly for some time now so we contacted the boatyard here in Rubicon and they dissembled the furler and took it apart. The bearings had collapsed completely. So a new furler was ordered from Germany.
While waiting for the spare parts we hired a car for two days and went around the island, visiting most of the interesting places. When the new furler arrived at last the boatyard did not have time to mount it so we had to do that ourselves.
We rented a car one more time and went to La Geria, the wine district, tried and bought some wine.
We also made a visit to Timanfaya national park.
We also went to Arricife by bus a couple of times to do some shopping and to visit friends in the marina.
Sailed distance 98,6 nautical miles