Not much change since my last sitrep on our stay here in Tanja Marina Bay in Tangier as we continue waiting for a break in the weather to start our passage South to the Canary Islands.
However in her most recent Sailingwriter newsletter, Christine has put together a great summary of our travels all the way across the Mediterranean from Kalymnos Island in Greece to here in Tangier so I will let her do a much better job than I ever can of taking you through all the spots we visited along the way with her photos and prose.
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If the current weather forecast holds we hope to leave Tanja Marina Bay on Wednesday morning the 21st December, to make our way south to the Canary Islands. This passage will be about 600 nautical smiles (1100km/690 miles) which will likely take us about 3 full days and have us arriving on Christmas eve.
Depending on weather and timing, we will likely make the most northerly island of Lanzarote our first stop to officially check into this Spanish group of islands.
Christmas in the Canary Islands has a nice ring to it don’t you think?
There are seven main islands in the Canary archipelago and we hope to visit as many of them as we can while we move West through the Canaries and keep a keen eye on the weather forecasts for the best departure date to begin our two week crossing over to the Caribbean. We will update you all here when we are in the Canaries before we start our Atlantic crossing so stay tuned for that.
From all of the crew of the Good Ship Möbius our sincere and heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for joining us throughout this past year. Knowing that you are there and all your comments and questions are a big part of what makes this whole experience so special and rewarding for us and we are truly grateful.
Wherever you are and however you choose to celebrate the upcoming holidays, we wish you great joy and happiness as 2022 ends and we all set our sights on making 2023 the best year yet.
Wayne, Christine, Barney & Ruby
Outstanding – Wayne and Christine. Enjoy your time in Morocco, and if you have the slot to the Canaries – take it. We are following your travels closely. We are expecting to finally leave Alanya in May 2023 and head for Cap Monastir in Tunisia. Your stops and comments are of great value to us. Merry Christmas to you all.
Ahoy there Wade and Diane, sorry to take awhile to respond but much appreciate your note. When you get closer to leaving Alanya and heading out don’t hesitate to drop us a note and any questions or details we can perhaps add from our experiences in Morocoo and Tunisia.
Till then a VERY happy New Year to you both and we’ll add you to our toasts later tonight.
Great news – Christmas in the Canaries! Sounds like you’ve been having an interesting time exploring Morocco. Best of luck on the next leg of your fabulous trip – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thanks Stephen and Susan, much appreciated. Enjoy celebrating tonight and ringing in the New Year in style. Look forward to catching up with you both more next year.