Canaries, La Gomera
Page 328. Very helpful harbour/port office staff 24/7.
Marina staff did not answer on CH 9 until 0800 but then did respond quickly and efficiently. The Harbour Office did respond and were very proactive in their assistance when we were heaved to outside the harbour awaiting dawn to enter after engine failure.
Page 331. Andy Altenhofer telephone number no longer in service and the number on his web site is not connected (as at 18.10.19). He works as a marina staff member and can be contacted through the marina office. An alternate general service and maintenance and specialist rigger is Darrin Lee (I Understand Anne met him on her last visit here). He claims not to get involved with electrics or engines but apparently has a good reputation for rigging and was very helpful on our visit especially providing local contacts. He runs DLS Nautical Expertise +34 922 371830, email@example.com, www.dls-gomera.com.
There is a Euro 5 deposit of the access card, refundable. There is a launderette next to the marina office; Euro 3.50 for washer and the same for the large drier (washing powder provided).
Product market next to HiperTrebol supermarket has fruit and vegetable shops open every day and other market stalls open on Saturday and Wednesday. It also has a good bakery open daily.
As at October 2019 work has been done to strengthen the pontoons with new anchors.
We had spares sent by UPS from the UK and they were held up in Tenerife for 48 hrs awaiting my passport copy - the only problem was they never contacted me to ask for it! If I had not been tracking the parcel I would never have known they needed it. Even after providing it it took 36 hours to cross the 30 miles to La Gomera. Perhaps worth arranging for a copy of the passport to go with the parcel from the sender to places like the Canaries.