25th Nov – Gran Tarajal to Puertito

Gran Tarajal
Gran Tarajal

After weighing anchor our course was along the south coast of Fuerteventura, with northerly winds, a nice beam reach and in the lee of the island flatter seas, a real pleasure. Several boats had emerged from the harbour of Gran Tarajal, most were much bigger so drew away but Sea Bear under full sail did overtake one boat with reefs tucked in. Later I put a reef in the main myself as the wind was picking up. A red letter day, saw my first flying fish, I was amazed at how far it “flew”.
We passed the lighthouse on Punta de Mattoral O de Morro Jable and Morro Jable itself. Along this Costa Calme the wind was very variable, calm one moment and 25 knots the next, it kept you on your toes. I anchored at Puertito, a tiny bay and settlement tucked in close by the Punta Jandia, the very bottom tip of Fuerteventura.