Having trouble with the anchor or with the dog…

On the 5th January we wanted to start early from Arrecife because it was about 50 nm to get to Gran Tarajal in Fuerteventura. We planned to visit Dieter's mother there.

Unfortunately we needed around one hour to get away from our anchorage place!                Dieter realized that the anchor got stuck between an old mooring rope and another chain of an anchor lieing on the ground. The water was very clear so we could see to the ground of approximately 3-4 meters. Since we couldn't get rid of the "stuff" on the ground Dieter put on his diving suite, jumped into the water and cut off the rope and could pull the other anchor chain away. It could have been worse!

Due to this happening we arrived in Gran Tarajal (Fuerteventura) in the evening when it was already dark...

The next morning Dieter wanted to take Rocky for a walk but he wasn't on our boat. We thought that he made a small tour by himself but couldn't find him near the harbour. Suddenly Claudi heard a whimpering quite close to Whitebird and had a look on the pontoon but couldn't see Rocky but the wining got closer the nearer she went to a rescue boat. And finally she detected Rocky on one of the propeller's, totally wet, looking to her with the fear in his eyes she had ever seen! Claudi jumped into her diving suite and swam to Rocky, encouraging him to get of the propeller and swim with her to the pontoon. That was one the moments we won't forget! Rescuing Rocky beneath the rescue boat...

             

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