27 Feb 2011 - Puerto De Mogan, La Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria, Spain
Unlike the previous night in Las Galletas, I did not sleep well in San Sebastion. The combination of a rough sail and jet lag got to me and I felt ill for the whole next day and what a day it was!
But before I get to that, I must tell you about San Sebastion where we spent Saturday night. We wanted to get away early but we couldn't because the Marina office didn't open until 0900. So I took a little walk around the town and took some pictures.
The pedestrian is king here. This is the place where Christopher Columbus took off for America. I saw women with brooms sweeping the streets in front of their stores. Everything is so quiet. Of course, it is Sunday.
It was Sergie's turn to be skipper and he needed a 60 mile passage to qualify for his Ocean Master certification. The nearest port to this distance was Puerto de Mogan on La Gran Canaria.
So I'm not feeling very good and I've got a 70 mile sail to go. Well it was all I could do for the next 10 hours to keep from heaving. You might say I was sea sick but I didn't lose it. The sail was very long and very hard. Again winds of 25 to 30 knots and large waves that frequently broke over the bow and wind whipped into our face.
Once we finally tied up at Puerto Mogan, Kitty fixed Russian Pasta but I couldn't eat. She has drugs for every malady and gave me something that looked like Malox but tasted much worse. I turned in early and slept all night.