Having finished the wonderful safety talks by the brilliant second mate who
definitely needs a bigger cabin to fit his ego, we got on with more
First we had up and over-the first day climb where those who don't need
assistance have their first taste of a bird's eye view from the first
platform. Then after lunch on deck, when we fought for the shady spots as it
was so hot (isn't life a bitch!), we finally left our berth and Santa
Catalina behind. With practically no wind we were expecting a smooth sail,
but the sea had other ideas. So with several faces turning green, we
practised bracing the yards, and set some sails, whilst trying not to fall
over with the roll of the ship. Having set some fore and aft sails and the
top and t'gallant square sails, we are now gently bobbing along the north
coast of Gran Canaria.
The sea has calmed down a bit, and we are eagerly awaiting dinner as aromas
of delicious lamb are wafting from the kitchen, and making everyone feel
Dolphins ahoy! This blog must come to an abrupt end as a pod of dolphins
have just appeared to entertain us.
Aft Port (with bribes from the second mate to sing his virtues).