Dale left Monday night and is now safely back home and snug in her own bed.  On the boat, we are slowly finding all the things we stowed away to clear her bed--which is normally our "garage".  We had the rental car for another 2 days, so several trips to grocery stores were next on the list.  People always want to know how we manage food and supplies for a long trip, but the easy answer is that we just buy as much of the stuff we like as we can find room for, and it all works out.  Important things have to be carefully planned for though.  In the photo are 2 liter cartons of no sugar added fruit juice.  During land time I measure how much we use, and for fruit juice, it is 2 liters a week.  Our Atlantic crossing should only take about 3 weeks, but we don't want to have to go grocery shopping right away, and of course we aren't leaving right away either.  So 10 more 2 liter boxes joined our stores yesterday.  The other essentials are toilet paper, crackers and peanut butter, rice, pasta, and as many fresh fruits and vegetables as we can fit in the cool box.  We could easily go several months without re-provisioning, and CORMORANT is just about as loaded as we want her to get. 

We are enjoying Marina San Miguel here on Tenerife and will stay in the peace and quiet for another few days before moving on to La Gomera.  We are getting eager to go now, so it won't be long.

Chuck Spratt
11/15/2011 11:56:56 pm

Really enjoying your blogs. I read about the transatlantic rally from thier website. You be careful out there, and enjoy the crossing.
Changed my email address, so please make a note. Love,

Ruth Venner
11/20/2011 12:58:27 am

Just checked you blog out - excellent! It was lovely to meet you at the San Miguel Marina and see your beautiful boat which is not only elegant but also superbly laid out, I was very envious of your cabin.

I haven't been down to Black Adder since we moved into the apartment, but will probably get down there during the next few days so may catch up wit you again. If not I wish you fair winds and great sailing.


Jim Clayton
11/21/2011 01:29:20 am

Hi Harry and Jane
Hope you had a nice sail to Gomera. Thanks heaps for your help and advice and hospitality in San Miguel. Very sorry for the confusion in returning your hammer and screwdriver. Here's a link to my website.

Philip and Monica Shorter
11/23/2011 05:25:05 pm

Really enjoy reading your blog.
Many thanks with all your help with
our SSB, great to be able to commumicate
with the yachties. Say a big thank you aalso to Nona for helping with radio check.
Wishing you Nona and Tsolo a fun thanksgiving DDinner, enjoy the celebrations!!
We are waitinf for our daughter and boyfriend to arrive, then heading
for Las Palmas and hope to head for
Barbados beginning of Dec.
Happy Sailing
Monica and Phil x

5/31/2012 02:01:03 pm

Appreciate your info


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