Ahoi Atlantic – Cuba – Here we Come!

Despite the great life here in Las Palmas, let’s not forget: we are about to cross the Atlantic. Common Sense is finally tied to a pier in the largest marina of the Canary Islands (1250 boats) and a new crew member arrived. Theo (27) comes from Cornwall in England, not only a very kind guy…

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – El Punto de la Vida Amable

This City is amazing – it’s a place to live! We fell in love with this wonderfull island, the smiles of the people and the freedom of opportunities. Life’s quality is great. Many people here know, feel and show it. Everybody seems to be happy, very friendly and open minded. The Sun is shining, the…

Dinghy Trips

Laying anchored in the bay, we have to use the inflatable dinghy to get everywhere. To buy food, talk to the marina office or wonder around Las Palmas. We rowed many times to the beach and just pulled the little boat up far enough so the high tide could not get it. This is a…

Anchor Angst – Arrival in Las Palmas

Leaving Lanzarote around noon we sail along the coast of Fuerteventura with wind behind us, like always much more than the forecast had pro missed. It is nice and quiet but the swell’s up! The boat rolls from side to side inbetween long atlantic waves. Great conditions for surfing but definetly not for sitting, or…

Merlisurprise :)

Mama: Feiert ihren 60. Geburtstag. Ich: mitten auf dem Atlantik. Irgendetwas stimmt da nicht… So war der Plan! Mama und ihre rund 70 Gäste feiern ohne mich! Damit konnte ich mich nicht zufrieden geben! Ein Glück zog sich alles etwas länger hin als geplant. Trotzdem hatte ich nie ´nen Plan, wann wir wo sein werden. Irgendwann…

Exploring Lanzarote

There is no better way than hitchhiking around Lanzarote! It´s surprisingly easy and you meet awesome people, like always 😉 Andrew, the musician from London, sees our guitar, stopps his car and offers us a ride only if we let him play one of his songs. It turned out to be a fair deal 🙂…

El Quemao – Surfing Europes Pipeline

The wave, “El Quemao” in La Santa, Lanzarote looks scary but amazing at the same time! A steep wall of water is breaking on the reef infront of the lava rocks. It is known as the Pipeline of Europe cause it forms a tube like the world famous wave on Hawaiis Northshore, when the conditions…

Surfing in a New Year

What a funny coincidence – our two really good friends from Germany, Henne & Eva arrived on Lanzarote exact the same day we did. We spent some great days together in Caleta de Famara. Perfect place for surfing, sleeping on the beach and eating tapas.   Happy belated New Year 🙂