Arriving here in Las Palmas just over two weeks ago, it’s been amazingly busy getting prepared! Fitting extra solar panels, cleaning, servicing, safety checks, rigging checks, provisioning and sourcing a new computer for Natasha that got damaged as we went though security at the airport on our way out here.
One of our last jobs, Dad dived to clean the hulls underwater and whilst there did an inspection and found our starboard prop had play in it which meant having part of the prop renewed!
One of the nicest part of taking part in The ARC is all the lovely people we have met. Everyone has interesting stories to tell, people that have been planning this adventure for 20/30 years to people who just decided a few months ago!
Our only disappointment is that we couldn’t see more of the Island, we hired an adapted vehicle but unfortunately it was supplied with no wheelchair restraints and a lift that didn’t work and despite attempts to get resolved unfortunately we were unable to. Which was a shame.
Our crew arrived a few days ago, Mike, Sue, Neil and Angela and they have been busy helping with all the prep…
And now the night before our departure, after A great firework display we are all excited to start our adventure together!
Wishing all our new friends and crews a fantastic sail and look forward to hearing everyone’s stories in St. Lucia!!
(Blog taken from our ‘Teleport-Blog.’)