“At least there’s less dog shit here. France is dog shit central.” – Skipper Steve Dewhurst lamenting about too many drunk British tourists in Las Americas, Tenerife.
We were hoping to head out today. However a quick check of the weather maps showed little improvement on the wind situation. Skipper Steve decided to wait it out another day.
I have been all but confined to the small area around San Miguel marina for the last few days, so I have had little chance to see the sights of this interesting island, Tenerife. Tenerife is part of the Canary Islands, belonging to Spain. hey are however, closer to the north west coast of Africa. The architecture is positively Spanish mind you.
The island is volcanic. The highest point is at the top of the volcano at 3,600m. Beaches are black volanic sand.
The plan for tomorrow is to leave, regardless of the wind. Better to bob out in the ocean than in this marina, Steve says. So hopefully this will be my last update for a few weeks. The crossing is scheduled to take 21 days give or take. That means that I should be back in email contact by around the 15th of September. See you on the other side.
Or perhaps we should hijack the tourist submarine here in the marina. Perhaps then we could forget the wind…