Thursday 28th October.
Kay and Ted are back on board Moorglade in the
Marina del Sur, Las Galletas, Tenerife. Our flight out here from Birmingham
seemed to be going well, Guy dropped us at the airport in good time,
the baggage drop agreed our bags were exactly on the maximum weight, we boarded
on time getting seats together and then it was announced there were delays due
to French industrial action, but not to worry because the original delay of
three and a half hours was coming down and they had got us on board to be ready
to take off asap. Actually it was two hours before we left the stand. Pity we
could not have had the extra time in bed as, after a late night on Tuesday with
the keep fitters (thanks for the send off, I enjoyed the evening) and far too
much to do on Wednesday we could have done with more sleep. Still it is good to
be back on board, the sky is cloudless, the wind a light westerly and the
Now I am reunited with my laptop I can add some
pics of the passage down from Lagos to Galletas.
As usual we only took photos when the conditions
were easy. We really must try for a more representative photo record when we
cross the Atlantic.
The Portugal to Tenerife
Our first passenger
John has another apple while his
in the galley
on the guardrail (don't ask)
The calm conditions make dinner more
shortly after dinner
Second passenger lands on the aft
Beaky was not impressed with the rasher of
A last attempt to land on deck before he
We had some heavy showers (actually that is what happened to the
The sun rising over Grand Canaria after our last
night at sea. A well
earned cold beer and paella for lunch in the nearest bar.
The pictures one takes on a passage never seem to
show the issues but nobody had time to use a camera when we were hand steering
in 40 kts of wind and lots of pics of the steadily falling fuel gauge would not
have been very interesting.