After over two months in the Canary Island(s) we are finally underway. Our time spent with old friends and new all gathering here to cross the Atlantic was special. Playa Francesca allowed us to meet many of the hundreds of yachts making the crossing this year. Most made this their first stop in the Canaries and joined us in beach festivities.
The Atlantic Rally Cruisers all went on to Las Palmas on Gran Canaria to start across on schedule November 21. Most non-rally cruisers also moved on to marinas in islands to the West and/or the Cape Verde Islands.
This morning finds us at the South end of Gran Canaria with little wind. We have a short weather window to get SW to the NE tradewinds before headwinds fill in on Wednesday.