Tag Archives: Lanzarote

Repairs before Atlantic Crossing

Anti-fouling paint is a special coating that is applied to the hull of a ship. The coating is used to slow down the growth of marine organisms such as barnacles, slime, algae and mossy weed. However, disappointingly, after three months in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, our boat had to be taken out of the water and the hull had to be scrubbed.

More than that two days of work was needed to clean the hull, as shown on the right side of the picture. Our friends Frank, Ivan and Stefan helped Fred and me to do the job.



Additional, some sail and rigg improvements were done by Fred.



Horses whose Heads are Oil Drilling Pumps

In the intertidal zone in the port of Arrecife, at low tide, we noticed this temporarily installed sculpture by Jason de Caires Taylor. ”The Rising Tide is a sculpture depicting four riders on their saddles, horses whose heads are oil drilling pumps, reflecting the great threat that hangs over the planet and especially on the seas and Oceans” (Centers for Arts, Culture and Tourism (CACT), Link)

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