As it is not always obvious where to fill gas bottles we will in this post share where at the Canary Islands (Lanzarote) we could refill our gas bottles, see a bit lower down in the post to read about that.
We stayed at La Graciosa four nights before we continued to Lanzarote. It was a pretty calm day and we sailed slowly along the coast of Lanzarote. It was nice to not be in a hurry, it wasn’t a long sail and we could chill in the sun.
We arrived to Marina Lanzarote near Arrecife in the afternoon and in the evening we met up with sailboat Sofia and had a nice evening with them.The following day we were invited to a pool and barbecue party with Svala and Freyja. It was a night full drinks, food, singing and dancing. Really fun!
The rest of our time in Arrecife we spent working on the boat and preparing for the upcoming sail to Cape Verde and then the Atlantic Crossing. We did a big engine service; oil change, impeller change, water seperators in diesel filters emptied, bottom of fuel tanks emptied, gearbox oil changed, went to IKEA to buy some Swedish Christmas food, bought a lot of other food and found a place where we could refill our gas bottles.
The place we found where located here and was a kind of plant for the fuel station company Disa. When we drove in it didn’t exactly feel like it was a place that individuals would go, but we walked into their office and asked and first they said no, but then asked another person who said it was possible. We waited around 15 minutes and paid about 15€ for two 5kg bottles.
We also went to the boat store nearby several times to get other small stuff we needed. We constantly have some small projects we want to do to make life aboard the boat easier and also small things breaks, which we need to fix. But we have an old boat so it will always be a lot of work that needs to be done.
The last day we had a car rented (to refill the gas bottles) so we also took a break from all work to see a bit more of Lanzarote. We drove to the volcanic area and to the west coast.