We let the ropes go from Santa Cruz as the pilot arrived at 6am to see us on our way. We had quite a distance to travel back to Las Palmas.
The sails were set on leaving port and with a fairly good wind, giving us good speed to send us on our way By midday, the wind had picked up resulting in our needing to hand the sails Even though we had a good wind, it would have taken us past our destination. All hands contributed to ensuring a successful harbour stow. After a short wait outside Las Palmas harbour, a pilot came on board and the ship was brought alongside by 15:30 hours.
While coming into the harbour a pigeon, who had quenched his thirst on our water supplies, set flight to find his way home We all had a jolly last supper with all hands attending. Finally a happy crew arrived back to the ship for harbour watches.
Aft Port Watch