It has been a while since our last update, because we have been busy sailing with our lovely boat Java. We have discovered the north part of Tenerife, which was very beautiful. We came back to San Sebastian de La Gomera, which was great seeing our friends again. So far the boat is handling well. It is difficult sailing around the islands because the wind can be upredictable and strong.
We are happy, we are healty and we are enjoying the life here. Samuel is doing very well, he is slowy changing from baby to little boy and we are happy to be there with him. When we are sailing he is very calm and it´s nice to spend the time together without distractions.
It is a special feeling to be on the move again. We left Las Palmas not knowing when we will come back. Finally we are living again the freedom of sailing combined with a wonderfull home. We even have a washing machine now, her name is Candy!
Every time we come to a new marine the first thing we want to know is how are the showers, it´s funny how the importance of things in your world can shift. Next we discover the local markets where Rea immediatly makes friends. Samuel soon becomes a local hero with his blond hair and serious looks.
It is good that we get to know the boat, the way she sails and what her weak points are. There is always something to fix and something to improve, luckely Nicolaas loves to do this kind of work. It´s a search to find the right materials (in Spanish), but local mechanics are always friendly to help.
We love that we are living outside all the time. We are always in contact with the wind, the sun keeps us warm and each night we see how the moon rises a little bit later. There are animals everywhere around, each time we go sailing we are greeted by a group or two of dolphins, which helps us get through the rough parts.
We have closed an important circle in our trip by coming back to La Gomera. We received warm welcomes from our friends, within a day the whole town knew we were back. This winter we spend so many days at the beach looking at the sea, talking about what happened and what we wanted to do next. Now we are at the same beach again and we know that are sailing adventure didn´t finish, it just has started.