Yesterday we finally made landfall on the island of Lanzarote after four days at sea. We had quite an adventure anchoring, getting something in our propeller again, this time with no friendly German with scuba gear willing to help. Dad and Edee spent the better part of an hour getting it out, and they still had to get one of the little bits out by shifting the engine from forward to reverse repeatedly. When Dad and I finally got into the newly put together dingy to go ashore, we found that the customs office was closed and didn't open again until Tuesday. We will be on another island on Tuesday, so we will just clear in there. Then we found that the whole town seemed to be made up of chandleries and hardware stores. There was a huge one right by where we tied up the dingy. We went in there looking for a shackle for a repair, and came out with the shackle plus two new fishing lures and hooks and wire leaders to go with them. This is the first time I have ever seen Dad come out of a store with something that we never expected to even need, let alone buy. Anyway, Lanzarote is an interesting new place and I'm glad we are back in harbor again.
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