The rhythm of the Arrecife Marina wind for a week non-stop. A happy outdoor life type marina went quiet apart from the howling wind. Yachts stayed put, new arrivals abandoned attempts to berth, others were damaged or stuck t-boned across the end of pontoon fingers. The turn out for the following tug-of-war rope pull was impressive. Mounds of GRP built up at the sharp pontoon finger edges as new go faster stripes were etched into hulls.
Then came the day when it went quiet. Within two hours the marina was almost empty. Great we thought as we were able to raise our headsail into it’s furling track and get it off the deck for the first time in a week. Still it took help from yacht La Rochelle to control the feed into the luff tube.
10 knots wind, quick shop and go. Returned to 15 knots going 20…..but we pushed off destined for Las Palmas.