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Monday, May 30, 2011

La Gomera Valle Gran Rey 22 to 30 May 2011

Had a very rolly night at the Playa Chinguarime anchorage so on 22 May left and motored to Valle Gran Rey on the SW corner of La Gomera passing Playa Santiago on the way

The coastline has many steep headlands interspersed by Barancos
Valle Gran Rey comes into view
Dutch Link anchored below the steep cliffs

View of the anchorage from the puerto
J in dinghy tied up to Valle Gran Rey harbour wall
More views of the anchorage

Had a rolly night on 24-25 May. Swell and wind increased as night fell on 25 May - decided enough was enough as wind was increased to 18 knots and swell got worse and just as night fell, we motored into harbour and tied up alongside wall. Very expensive mooring - 27.5 euros per night to tie up to a very rough wall, no electricity, no toilets, no showers - could get water but had to arrange it in advance - all in all a bit of a rip-off. But no swell!
Harbour wall very rough
so used plank to protect fenders

27 May, friendly fisherman in boat moored in front of us invited us for a crab, shrimp, fish meal
Very good taste

28 May, wind and swell had died down sufficiently for us to anchor outside harbour again.

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