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27th January, 2022

Las Palmas

Good morning from Las Palmas. I have not journeyed ashore to the ports of Cadiz, Arrecife or Las Palmas, getting used to the running of Spirit of Adventure has been such a steep learning curve that I have not had the opportunity. I hope in the upcoming ports to remedy that and report back on sights and sounds ashore. However, I will comment on the topography of these islands.

Yesterday, Lanzarote was a sandy, rocky desert-like island with cacti and sparse trees dotting the landscape. The hills there are very conical, bare and it does look a little Lunar or Martian in appearance. The sun was out and we had a very nice day in the sun and the guests certainly were relieved that we had found summer weather, as Cadiz had been cooler than expected with some rain.

Today, as we entered Las Palmas, we were treated to a free deck washing thanks to a rain squall passing overhead and as the sun rose, a rainbow was visible for the best part of 45 minutes as the rain had retreated to the mountains. As everything cleared, a very urban yet green backdrop came into view. Quite a contrast from Lanzarote. I look forward to our next few ports, Tenerife, La Gomera and Palma.

Kind Regards
Captain Colm Ryan

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