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27th April, 2018


It was good to get going and stretch the ole girl’s legs. A lovely day at sea yesterday, albeit breezy, but breezy from the right direction, up the ‘chuff’…

The Britannia Lounge Afternoon Tea was a special event. Pancakes prepared by me, well served by me. It was interesting as I had George Streeter to my left claiming they were called Crepes, and he’s the Cornishman. Michele Dunn, to my right was saying that in Ireland they are called something quite different. I am an Englishman and pancakes are not crepes or waffles or anything else!

So, this morning, it was fab to see the island of Fuerteventura on the starboard bow, as we then navigated more SSW’ly off the eastern coast towards Rosario.

It was a lovely day, more blue sky than I had expected and the temperatures roared up to 26 Celsius in the shade, very nice. We had a long stay in Rosario, so an opportunity for our passengers to spend a lovely evening ashore.

But all good things come to an end, so with the ship ready for departure we slipped the moorings in still and motionless waters, gently came off the berth and set course for Las Palmas. Another fine day draws to a close.

Captain Stuart Horne

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