This time a very different cruise. Our gourmet cruise started already from the aiport of Stockholm. We had some time to spend when waiting for the connecting flight.
We took the opportunity and took one glass of champagne. That is a good starter for a holiday, after that we tasted various kind of beers and a great burger for the road.
The island of Gomera
Our gallery photos are all about wandering in the island of Gomera. The island is much similar to the island of La Palma. Mountaineous and green. The villages are original and facinating. The villages remind me of the Galichian towns of Bayona and A Coruna. The food you get here is much alike!
We decided not to cook dinners in the boats galley. We decided to try the culinary possibilities than Canarian restaurants can offer. Breakfast is though a must with new bread, fresh coffee and vegetables in our yacht Atlantic Navigator.
The capitol of the island Gomera is San Sebastian de Gomera. A lively town with a Spanish / Canarian atmosphere. Good food and nice restaurants and cafés. We also found a nice barber Shop that the two old sea dogs really needed. We even found a local dancing place in one of the gardens that the city walls hided. Local wine and meat stew was great.
Mountains are stunning and we found the Laurel forests in the midle of the island. Fine hiking routes have been made. The hill sides are steep and hard to walk for such old sea dogs. In the harbour of San Sebastian we bacame friends with a couple of sports fishermen and one real fish catcher from the state of Panama. We got fresh fish every morgning and for free. The Sword fish is now in Gomera surrounding waters and ewerybody is here, I´we never seen so many Marlin and Sword fish boats any where else I´we been sailing. Busy time for the guys with the lures every morning. Many good coffee places and evening restaurants down town. The harbor facilities are nice and the old town is right beside the harbour.
The island of Tenerife
We wait a few days for the wind to calm down. Next morning we head to La Palma. We have head wind and are beating hard against the waves. The North East point of Gomera passed and the wind remains the same. We decide to head to the North West point of Tenerife with the wind from aside.
Another gourmet dinner follows with our friends from Belgium. Karl & Val Belgian 5 star Restaurant. “Belgian style Mussells” and excellent Chablis vine. Los Gigantes appeared to us as a nice village with steep and winding roads. One very bad thing for a sailor, the harbor facilities had gone really bad, very untidy and no service at all. We can not give any positive comments.
We move Southwards to the big harbour of Adeje. We try to get fuel there with no succes. A nice drink in the afternoon sunshine and after that we continue to Las Galletas. Lazy days at Las Galletas, what a nice place. We eat excellent pizza at Gianduia, the furthermost cafe at the beach boulevard and of course a marvellous dinner in La Marina, a great fish restaurant. Old fishing village with Canarian roots.
We sail back to San Miguel. Our crew made a few trips to the North coast of Tenerife and to the top of the Teide.
Excellent dinners continue at Puerto de San Miguel in restaurant Golden Bay in Avenida del Atlantico.
At the capitol of Tenerife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, we visit a place well known of its cheese and wine collection, Wine and Cheese Bar in 6 Paseo Millicias de Garachico.
In Puerto San Miguel, Sakura Tiepanyaki is of course The Place for Japanese food in the paseo Playa San Miguel and Punta de la Carrera.
The last but not least was the Wok China Town, really interesting cross kitchen buffet with sushi, chinese cuisine and seafood from Canaries. This restaurant is located in Chafiras, not far away from Puerto San Miguel.