Well, i have finally got around to writing our
almost last blog. We have spent a week now in Las Palmas preparing the
boat and ourselves, with another week to go, we stilll have much to do.
the past week has been mainly party and party. All very exhuasting, but we
havent been to all of them. Its a little like being at conference at work,
with lectures during the day if you wish, and socialising at night. We
have had happy hours, family barbeque night, owners drinks, welcome party, and
another welcome party......tonight there is a barbeque, but we are having
a night in.
I have spend most of my time trying to provision
the boat for a potential 30 days at sea. This is not an easy task let me
tell you. Trying to estimate how much you will eat, snacks, treats, fresh
stuff - that wont go off, drinks, milk. We have a boat of 5 now, as
christian our crew arrived yesterday too.
Tim has spent most of his time finding gas,
believe it or not, Las Palmas dont fill gas bottles with propane. We have
managed it now, but had to buy another gas bottle, which means more
Before our arrival here,we spent some time with the
french families that we met. They left and now are on the south of Gran
Canaria, before they cross the Atlantic. We spend Halloween with them, for
an hour. Callum was rather disapointed as he was expecting us to go trick
or treating around the marinas with other boats. However, we didnt manage
to get into a Marina, so it was an at anchor, daylight apple bobbing
party. they managed to get loads of sweeties anyway, so were happy.
We have had lots of fun with them, and Tim has even managed to Franglais a
little. The kids French is coming along so quickly, we are going to try to
keep it up.
We are meeting lots of great people, of all
nationalities, and our dock has a party feel about it all the time. the
kids are loving all the attention from the adults about, and we are all getting
very excited about the crossing now.
Today, we had the parade through the Marina, with
flags from all the countries taking part. Callum was the flag bearer for
the UK, and felt very proud.
There are lots of photos so enjoy and we will try
to post another blog before we go.
Welcome party provided by Las Palmas council
I thought i was in Brighton
Tim wishes he was in Brighton
A Grown up night out
Kids beach party
Our family at the parade
The UK flag bearer....Callum
Fancy dress for the dingy race - Medusa
Jessica on Christian (our Crew) shoulders
keep the flag held high
I do like to get dressed up1
the winning shot