LAS PALMAS - GRAN CANARIA CONTINUATION #2
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
- Thomas Watson (1874-1956), Chairman of IBM, 1943
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
How a few moments in time change things dramatically?
We have spent all our time readying of the Atlantic crossing and apart from some great meals out have really been attending to duties.
The yachts continue to arrive here in
All the seminars have started and I learnt more in 1 hour
today about my SSB radio than I have in 4 years. I had some experts look at it
Anyway you know what an Expert is don’t you? A drip under pressure!
Friday 16th November we spent the day on a bus tour organised by World Cruising the organisers of the ARC. Tremendous value €25 for the day, including a 3 course lunch with water and wine. Saw about 1/8th of the island including the remains of a huge volcano with a crater about 1 kilometre across and 200 metres deep. The nice thing was the cool clear air as we were high in the mountains complete with pine forests and the smell of the pine trees.
There are five Australian yachts in this years ARC. John Gilder & Sue Donovan off Storyteller (Bénéteau 57), Phil & Robbie Hearse off Blue Anteater (Hanse 461), Ian & Andrea Treleaven off Cape Finistere (Bénéteau 50), Hans & Susanna off Mullee Mullee (Hanse 54) and Southern Princess (Bénéteau 57) and some surrogate Ossies; John & Sue Allison (Poms in disguise) off Swagman a Hanse 461.
Saturday 17th November 2007 is a sad day. You will remember Lorraine Swan who has graced these pages for the past couple of years (Swannee) with our mate Bob Culbert from Marlborough New Zealand; Swannee passed away last Monday and was today buried in her home town of Wellington NZ. A gracious and lovely lady, we will miss her. Bob we are heartbroken for your loss.