Two days ago our boat stopped in Safi where we enjoyed some local dishes in the old town. Today we arrived in Tenerife and spent a lovely afternoon at a reclaimed rubbish dump which is now a beautiful botanical garden. We are just about to leave Tenerife and start our 12 days non-stop crossing of the sea.
Sunday, 28 October 2018
We had a disappointing start with not enough wind and had to use the engines with only a small amount of assistance from the triangular sails. But we are very happy to report that we've now been under full sail only for over 24 hours. We've even had a chance to climb the rigging. We're now docked in Safi, Morocco for the day. To answer a question that we've been asked, there is a picture on our last blogpost showing Steve next to the boat, for scale. The top of the masts come to below the bridge of the cruise ship behind. Finally there is also a picture from our cabin port hole.
Friday, 26 October 2018
Although very fancy inside, the Royal Clipper is a lot smaller than most other cruise ships. We continue to explore the ship and particularly its environmental impact.
We are currently in Portimao (Southern Portugal). Next stop Morocco, in two days.
Thursday, 25 October 2018
In Madrid we made a new friend when we were hosted by Jesus (no relation) who we met through an international peace activist network. He kindly showed us around his home town of Getafe and Madrid city.
In Lisbon, we met with our old, good friend Marta who, as luck would have it, was visiting her parents in Lisbon. We went on an 'alternative Lisbon' tour where we saw lots of urban art.