Atlantic Crossing Day 1

N28º27’1.6848″   W16º14’51.2226″

Leaving Santa Cruz behind and heading toward open water, these were the last few shots of Tenerife, this is the Auditorio de Tenerife “Adán Martín”(formerly named, but still commonly referred to as, Auditorio de Tenerife), it was designed by architect Santiago Calatrava Valls.


It looks like a T-Rex claw to me. A nice shot of the old part of town, and as you can see it was 1520 local time.


Looking back.


Now most vessels use AIS (Automatic Identification System) it’s automatic tracking system used on ships and by vessel traffic services (VTS) for identifying and locating vessels by electronically exchanging data with other nearby ships, AIS base stations, and satellites. I set AIS up on my wife’s phone so she could see where we were at any given time, now people like to take photo’s of boats and upload them to AIS so folk can put a face to a name, so to speak, I phoned my wife from Kapowai as we left the port knowing it was the last time we would speak for at least two weeks. A few days later my wife sent me this photo, you can see me on the back deck talking to Jeanette on my phone, I’m sure if you zoom in you can see a tear, how spooky is that.

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Thanks to Ernst-Gert Schmidt, I hope you don’t mind me using your photo.


10 comments on “Atlantic Crossing Day 1

  1. Pretty cool stuff!
    Stay safe!


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  2. Great post, I even learnt something new about maritime identification. Yep, could be a tear but more like perspiration!

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  3. No perspiration, he was talking but you can see Lois on the boat deck securing all the fenders.

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  4. That’s an extraordinary building – reminds me of the work of Zaha Hadid who sadly died only a few days ago. It must be strange to be leaving port and realizing you are not going to sea land for the best part of a fortnight.

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    • It was strange, but I wasn’t ready not to see anything, no boats, no planes, absolutely nothing, well one boat but thats for another post.


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