Monday, 29 December 2008

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone!

We are ready to leave Tenerife for Senegal but currently have adverse winds (what a surprise!!!). It looks like they should be in a more favourable direction on the 1st so we hope to depart then.
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Friday, 19 December 2008

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Still in Tenerfie

The problems with our rental flat are still not looks like we are going to be here for Christmas now.

We enjoyed our sightseeing tour of the island. The highlight was going up to the top of El Teide volcano. It's the highest point in all of Spain at 3718 metres and reached by a cable car up to around 3600 metres and then a climb up to crest of the crater. We were very lucky with the weather on the day we did it, we've had rain almost every day since.

Monday, 8 December 2008


We arrived in Tenerife on 29th November and are moored in Santa Cruz. I have made a flying visit to London to have some treatment for the prolapsed disc in my back and to collect some boat parts. We are going to again rent a car for a couple of days to explore the island and do our last provisioning before Senegal.

Unfortunately we have a major problem in one of our flats so we can't set out on the long passage to Dakar (it will probably take a week) and be out of contact until we are sure things are being sorted out. Fingers crossed we can deal with it and get going.