Rubicon, Lanzarote

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.

Leaving Las Palmas
Tanker outside Las Palmas harbour

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.

Closing in on Rubicon

Rubicon is rather touristy but the marina is very nice.

Rubicon
Rubicon by night
Marina Rubicon
Market at Rubicon

The Papagayo beach is just an hour walk away and we went there for a swim a couple of times.

Hike to Papagayo beach
Papagayo beach
Fuerteventura in the distance

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.

Swedish fika with semlor

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.

Playa Caleton Blanco
Orzola, Graciosa in the background
View over Graciosa
Cueva del Agua
Cueva del Agua pool
Cueva de los Verdes entrance
Cueva de los Verdes
Waves at El Golfo

We rented a car one more time and went to La Geria, the wine district, tried and bought some wine.

La Geria
Tuna for dinner, local wine

We also made a visit to Timanfaya national park.

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.

Arricife

Sailed distance 98,6 nautical miles

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