11/29/2009, 5 nautical miles off Teneriffe
Ulric on QRIII in the port of Sta. Cruz de Tenerife (Hans)
set out at 19.48 hours tonight. Finally we were on our way after loads
of preparations and decades of dreaming! Raul and Jose, the
electricians, had just left the boat a few hours earlier. They have
really been very dedicated and competent. Last minute frights included
the water maker shutting itself off when Peter and I tried it offshore
earlier in the day. We were still a bit unsure about the electricity
charging working correctly, but a phone call to Raul calmed my worries.
Not even filling diesel was straightforward as we were told no credit
card machines were working in the whole of Spain. Peter succeeded at
the third attempt to get cash on his taxi trip around town.
3½ weeks X 3 meals per day X 3 crewmembers of supplies are to be stowed on board, somehow ...
and be found back before expiry date (Ulric and Hans)
--> have a look at our food storagelist!
--> or our draft list of ingredients with draft menuplan!
Rainbow over the port to Anaga mountain (Hans)