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Atlantic Crossing Day 2   8 comments

N26º6’16.1748″  W19º28’45.7422″

There isn’t a lot to see out here, but most evenings just as the sun was setting we would be treated to a few visitors, here’s one of them, great to watch but hard to photograph.

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Posted April 11, 2016 by rigmover in Tenerife

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Atlantic Crossing Day 1   10 comments

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.

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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.

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Looking back.

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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.

 

Posted April 6, 2016 by rigmover in Tenerife

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Trip of a lifetime   15 comments

Since my accident I haven’t done a lot, not even blogged, two reasons really, not a lot to post about (I don’t get out much) and it hurts to type, but hey, i’ll grin and bare it.

When I did get out, I made the most of it, I flew to Tenerife on the 22nd of Feb to join my brother and his wife (Sean & Lois) and sail across the Atlantic, yeah you read that right, sail/cruise across the Atlantic on their boat Kapowai.

I arrived late that night and after a good sleep and last minute shopping in the morning we were off, no messing around, which was just as well, I may of got cold feet but luckily the shear scale of the crossing hadn’t sunk it. I took a photo every day with the GPS enabled on my camera and this is the result.

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It’s a well established route and before folk leave Santa Cruz a lot of them leave their mark. Unfortunately we didn’t have the time or the paint.

 

Leaving Santa Cruz and the last bit of land we will see for the next 13 and a half days.

 

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Posted April 4, 2016 by rigmover in Tenerife

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Tenerife   11 comments

Last November we towed a rig from Morocco to Tenerife, last time I was in Tenerife it was the middle of summer and I never got to see the island from the sea, it make a nice change to arrive in the winter months and approach from the sea, you get a whole new perspective. We anchored just off Santa Cruz on the South East tip of the island where it is alway lush and green as these shots show.

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Another small village, either one I would move to if I could.

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Posted January 22, 2015 by rigmover in Tenerife

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