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.
We sailed into Marina Rubicon in the middle of the day. The winds gave us good speed all the way from La Graciosa, so much of the day was still available. This was a really nice harbour but the size was enormous. The harbourmaster gave us a nice spot just across from the harbour office which was a real treat because of almost 20 knots wind inside the marina on our arrival. Having an old boat without a bow truster can be quite a challenge inside marinas in strong winds.
This marina had everything, so we put all our bed sheets and clothes in the washing machine and sat down for a nice cold glass of wine and a cheese platter. After a few hours we put everything in the dryer and went shopping for food.
The dryer didn't actually do what it was supposed to do, so after one spin we had to put in more money to run the dryers again.
In the evening at nine we went to get all the laundry and STILL it was wet/damp!!! Aaaaarrrggghhhh
We had now used 8 Euros to dry our clothes without luck. The wind was picking up so we now had 25-30 knots wind in the harbour so we put up all the clothes and bed sheets in the mast and on all the wires. The boat really looked like a gipsy boat! Heidi was not impressed and really pissed off, tired as we were from the long sail from Cascais, tempers flared, video's were made and pictures taken. I promised Heidi I would complain the next day and get our money back!!