13th February, 2020
After having one sea day between Cadiz and Arrecife, everyone is relaxed and recharged as we start making our approach into our first call in the Canary Islands.
We finished tying up at 0800 and as soon as the gangway was ready, myself (Deck Cadet Omar) the Chief Officer (Hugo) and our 3rd officer (Carl) were some of the first people to go ashore and try and get some time at the beach.
Our chief officer Hugo turned up to the gangway with shorts and a t-shirt but he was also wearing at jacket. A JACKET TO THE BEACH?!
Of course he didn’t tell us that the weather was to get windier throughout the day.
We then decided to go for some breakfast in a small local café, not as good as the ships food but a change is always required. By the time we had breakfast it was time for Carl to go back to the ship and let our other 3rd officer James come ashore and meet us.
When James arrived it was time for lunch, we went to a local Grill restaurant on the beach and had a wonderful 2KG steak to share between us. It took us 15 minutes to finish everything. I know, but we just love food! Once we demolished the 2 kilos of steak we went for a walk around the beach, and by that time it was time for us to go back to the ship and prepare the bridge for our departure to Tenerife.
Arrecife is always a good call for the passengers and there is plenty to see on the tours including the green cave, Fire Mountain and the desolate scenery. It is also famous for the Cesar Manrique Foundation.
Captain Richard Lambert and Omar, Deck Cadet
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