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  • Writer's pictureRosalind

Departure is here!

It's been a busy few weeks since we arrived in the Canaries, but we are now set to leave Monday lunchtime.


We don't really know where the time has gone and we've had our fair share of problems, but we are now both excited to get going.


On land


Before we could launch Spirit of Ahab there were a few practical jobs to get on with. The boat was FILTHY from the drive down and it took a lot of scrubbing to get her clean again. We then spent a few days polishing the bottom to make it as smooth as possible to hopefully gain us some speed!



The launch


Moving the boat from land to the water was expertly done by the team at Pasito Blanco. At home, launching the boat involves reversing a car and trailer at speed down a ramp, stamping on the brakes, and flying off! But here, the professionals helped us out and lifted Spirit off the trailer and into the water for us. This was a bit of a heart wrenching moment for us, but we were very excited to be in the water!



Setting up


Once we were on the pontoon, it was time to check all the systems. We had a few gremlins in the batteries, but the water maker worked perfectly - our first taste of Atlantic water was delicious!


Other than that, we were setting up our ropes, sorting out our kit, and packing lots of chocolate!



The plan


And so, here we are! A few jobs still to do (as always!), but we will depart tomorrow with the tide. Let's see what the Atlantic has in store for us!

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keithgosney76
Feb 26, 2023

Best of Luck Guys, your taking on a Big Job, but sounds like your prepared and full of enthusiasm.

will be following you all the way. Regards. Kilimanjaro Keith.

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soderstrom63
soderstrom63
Feb 20, 2023

Wish you a nice and pleasant trip to paradise islands, I look forward to follow your trip.

Regards

The Swedish biker in Pasita Blanco harbor just before departure

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jan de beer
jan de beer
Feb 20, 2023

Diep respect! Veel succes 👍😊

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gsellwood8
Feb 20, 2023

Wishing you all the best for the journey ahead - looking forward to hearing your news in the coming weeks, Guy

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Simon Johnson
Simon Johnson
Feb 20, 2023

All the best. Make sure everything is ready before setting off. Better delay a day than forget you left your slippers and PlayStation behind!

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