The anchorage became uncomfortable with a wind change so we motored down to a marina. The next day we set off to ascend the highest mountain in Spain, Pico Tiede. It was a great ride up the mountain, forty kilometres the bus zigged and zagged on the switchback to the bottom of the gondola lift in the National Park
We are using the crusing guide called Atlantic Islands issued by the RCC Pilotage Foundation. I will include all the anchorages we have been in on the Canary Islands.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 28*06'9 N X 15*23'9 W
We anchored just outside the marina in 10m
Decent holding good protection except from southeast
No charge in 2016
Dinghies can be left at dock in marina.
Puerto Mogan on Gran Canaria 27*48'9 N X 15*45'8 W
We anchored in 7 m outside harbour entrance
Open to south wind and swell very uncomfortable in these conditions
Marina is touchy about how long and where you leave your dinghy
Bahia de Abona on Tenerife 28*09'2 N X 16*25'7 W
We anchored in 8m in sand
Super holding there is a northern part of the bay too but open to SE wind
Did not go ashore but Sandy beach with few amenities.
Playa de Chinguarine on Gomera 28*02'3 N X 17*10'5 W
We anchored in 10 m over rocky bottom
Average holding, big headland to hide behind
Rocky beach to land dinghy but no amenities ashore, subject to swell