We are now back in Las Palmas marina and are slowly getting ready for the Atlantic crossing. Two of our “Atlantic crewmembers” has already arrived- Max from Germany and Rado from Slovakia arrived this morning.
The trip back to Las Palmas from Puerto de Mogan was slow (12 hours) but very comfortable and pleasant. Susanne (Anna’s mother) managed to stay NOT seasick and on top of that we saw a really big whale just in front of the boat. I have never seen a whale as big as this one and definitely not this close (No- we was not fast enough with the camera).
A couple of hours after the whale spotting we caught a pretty small tuna fish that became our main ingredient for yesterdays barbecue-party.
Three Swedish guys from North of Sweden who met in Puerto de Mogan came over for a massive tuna barbeque meal. They brought over their guitars together with plenty of drinks. We had an awesome night together and both me, Anna and Vera salutes Rasmus, Kalle and Staffan for their amazing skills to make people happy.
Rado and Max (our new crew members) didn’t waste any time- 3 minutes after they arrived to the boat they were helping us out. Rado was finishing of his project he started a while ago in one of our storage areas. Max was taking care of the engines- he took away some surface rust and cleaned them before he painted them with “engine paint”.
Within a couple days all of the Atlantic crew will be onboard Baydreamer. It will be crowded but I am sure we will have a blast together.
The boat is ready to go; engines served, steering checked, rigged checked, hull cleaned, water-maker installed – all that is missing is the crew, food and really good winds. Hopefully they will arrive together.