More Lanzarote..

and more Manrique – what an impact he had on Lanzarote.



The Jameos del Agua, a system of underwater caves has been cleverly sculpted by Manrique to provide restaurants, bars, an amphitheatre for concerts and a vulcano information centre.

img_0314img_0319It is also home to the unique blind white crab


At the very top of the island is another Manrique architectural masterpiece, the Mirador del Rio, a restaurant perched on the cliff top. img_0354img_0334sssss


It has fabulous views over the nearby island, La Graciosa and its small marina.img_0345


img_0348Manrique’s house where he spent his final years was our last ‘must see’ for us on the island. We finally found it – a wonderful calm location within a palm grove in the northern village of Haria.img_0358img_0359

Tine and Gordon, our Danish friends who will crew for us across the Atlantic arrived on Sea Cloud for a few last hectic days of preparation in the marina. After 3 weeks in Marina Lanzarote, we packed our purchase of Spanish wine into the bilge, along with our supplies of Greek, Albanian and Italian wine. Ian is terrified we will run out before the season ends!

img_0087 We sailed north in a pleasant southerly breeze to the small island La Graciosa. So good to be at anchor again, our 3rd night at anchor in 8 weeks!


img_0951img_0954La Graciosa town with its sandy roads is a pleasant, laid back spot.


Gordon and Tine, La Graciosa




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