The Crossing

Welcome to the phase of our lives which will now and forever be deemed, The Crossing.  When, exactly, did we stop cruising and begin crossing?  I think it was somewhere between Portugal and the Canary Islands.

pole action, on passage from Alvor, Portugal to Graciosa, Spain-Canary Islands

pole action, on passage from Alvor, Portugal to Graciosa, Spain-Canary Islands

It’s transatlantic season!  The Canary Islands are the staging ground, and we are moving through with the masses of sailors who land here to prepare to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

“Are you ready for the crossing?”                         “When are you crossing?”

“Good luck on the crossing!”                   “Have you done the crossing before?”

The excitement is building…as are the social activities, excursions, and checklists…

approaching Graciosa

approaching Graciosa

Here we GO!

Playa Francesca, Graciosa

Playa Francesca, Graciosa

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