the canaries, spain

November/2017

The crossing from Cascais to Grand Canaria was pretty nice! On the first day we had a lot of wind (35 knots) which was pretty cool to see how Beluga navigates. Already on the second day the wind lowered to about 25 knots, which for stern wind could not be better. The sea was fairly calm. We cooked, sunbathed on the bow, watched the dolphins and fished 2 "bonitos".

When we arrived we were very exciting. an island we never thought we would meet in the middle of the Atlantic, isolated from everything.

We made a video that summarizes our journey from La Rochelle to the Canary Islands. The first months of Beluga. Hope you like it.

We did not explore the other islands, but  we did explore well Grand Canaria.

Felipe, my brother, came to cheer up Beluga and to make the atlantic crossing with us. He soon rented a car and we went exploring the whole island.

The boys went surfing and me and Kira would watch from the beach.

Another thing we loved here were the roads and the bike paths that were PERFECT to skate! We discovered a national park called "Pico de Las Nieves" which was sensational. We even made a short video of it:

The island is very dry, mountainous, with great waves for surfing, good roads with a beautiful view, but with a basic infrastructure, without much charm or refinement. The food is reasonable, we did not eat anywhere exceptional. But we like it here a lot. I think the more you experience a place, the more you understand how to enjoy it.