After having some problems getting to Santa Cruz de Tenerife we finally arrived.
Much thanks to Stein that did some magic with our engine and joined us for the sail over from Puerto de Mogan.
To fix the engine trouble, our good friend Stein Iversen left his boat in Santa Cruz de Tenerife and made his way back to Puerto de Mogan with the first flight on Saturday, and after working all day felt really good to have an expert on the boat to help us with the engine.
Everything looked good so we set sails on Friday morning and after about two hours the wind picked up, and that was when things started going wrong.
After a while we had a steady wind of 40 knots towards us, that gusted at 48 knots.
Finally after waiting for 3 1/2 months we were able to return to Puerto de Mogan.
This time the plan is to sail the boat back to Norway and try to get some culture into the trip as well. Our Finish friends Arto and Satu joined us to sail the first bit of the journey to Madeira.
Luckily for us we were able to stay at Robert's sons house as our house was rented and It was nice to stay in Moss, getting to know a new town and staying close to Robert's grandchildren.
March 15th 2020 the corona virus his us like a bomb.
Police closes off Puerto de Mogan totally and we cannot move around, just stay on the boat.
After a few days we made the decision to go home to Norway.
We managed to get some tickets on March 21.
Finally we arrived at our destination enjoying the warm climate with sun every day.
After a while we got used to the new life with hiking in the mountains every weekend.
Puerto de Mogan is a beautiful place where life is slow and the weather is stable.
Early morning exit from Las Palmas as we were really looking forward to getting to Puerto de Mogan. At the beginning we actually got some wind so we raised our sails and set our course.
The sail from Marina Rubicon to Las Palmas on Gran Canaria was a long day sailing over 100 nm. The winds were in our favour and with waves at about 2 meters we got some good speed.
This was one of our shortest sails on our journey and that was just fine. The alternative was sailing all the way to Las Palmas, and that would be an overnight sail. Needless to say I didn't dare suggest that to Heidi.