Huw Puw's Blog
I am having a very busy day today. The boat has to be cleaned after its long passage. The salt from the sea has to be washed off. The decks have to be scrubbed, and the chrome and brass polished. At the end the boat was gleaming in the sunshine. Captain Dennis was so pleased he got out a huge Welsh Dragon flag and hoisted it from the front of the boat so that it was flying proudly in the wind.
When we were at sea we had lots of food to eat. Many friends had made meals and cakes for us to take on our journey and they were all delicious and I thought how kind people had been. On the boat was a big box full of different chocolates, biscuits, flapjacks, sweets, crisps; all the things that a bear likes when he is hungry, so I often visited that box to choose something nice. However the time has come when we need more food, so we are going to the market in Los Palmas. Well I have never been in such a market, there are stalls full of different fruit and vegetables of all shapes and colour. There are stalls selling fish some of which look quite scary with big eyes and teeth. Another stall is selling meat and it has lots of hams hanging from hooks. The people are busy buying many things, and I look forward to another good meal aboard Gwawr.
I am having a very good time in Gran Canaria. I have with
my friend Cahill visited the house where Christopher Columbus stayed before
setting sail to discover
Two days ago I had a big surprise because we were joined
by another crew member. His name is Mr. Urdd. Mr. Urdd has sailed many times
along the coast of
Cahill has made over 50 friends in Gran Canaria and he
has been very busy introducing them to Mr. Urdd. His new friends like to hear
Tonight I am very excited because tomorrow we set sail to
We are now at sea sailing along the coast of Gran Canaria
and heading in the direction of
After sailing 18 hr
Position at 9.00 22/11/10
26 19'.91N 16 06' 32W
Wind from the East 8-9kn
We still can see 12 boats around us after 119miles since the start of the race. Heading down to towards Cape Verdi before heading across the pond with the trades behind us.
No fish caught yet. but a lovely Sunday roast last night.