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Allow me to introduce my self, my name is AJ, the newly arrived Bosun, and resident SCUBA Instructor/Submarine Pilot aboard Necker Belle.
As mentioned in the last Necker Belle Blog, Jono's wife and chief Stewardess Suzanne has left her post on the boat as she is expecting the couple's first child, so a hearty congratulations to them both. Already a pool has been set up on board with regards to the due date, the lucky winner taking the prize money (and buying the rest of the crew a drink!).
We left Palma de Mallorca to a setting sun on the 1st of November and headed directly towards the Straits of Gibraltar and then onto Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The first leg of an Atlantic Crossing (Palma de Mallorca to Canary Islands) is normally billed to be the worst part of the trip. For example the weather coming from Palma to Canaries right now includes 20 to 30kms of breeze on the nose all the way down. We, however, have been blessed with very little heavy weather. I say blessed because we are a sailing boat, and a bit of breeze is always good!
I'm currently writing this Blog from the island of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria where we are re-fuelling and re-provisioning for the long leg from here to Antigua (approximately 12-14 days sailing dependant). I'm just about to tuck into some fantastic lunch currently being prepared by a couple of our delivery crew on board.
So until the next update I bid you Adios, bientt, Auf Wiedersehen and Arrivederci.
17th April 2015
Sail away with me
15th October 2014
Necker Belle News: Star of the Year Finalist
8th September 2014
Necker Belle news: Our team gets soaked for a good cause
20th August 2014
Foodie Friday: Seared Kobe beef Strip loin
20th April 2012
Special offer for Necker Belle whale watching
15th December 2011
Necker Island back on its feet... with Necker Belle's help!
21st September 2011
Swimming with the whales of the Silver Bank
23rd June 2011
Necker Belle just won her first Race!
30th March 2011
Necker Belle Mediterranean Adventures 2010
17th September 2010