Sunday, 23 June 2013

A Sunday Visit to a Little Village

Today we went to the small village or Teror with some friends. It is an adventure just getting the bus there. We enjoyed visiting the market and the little lanes and a great Cafe for a Canarian pizza for lunch. Just a couple of hours for relaxing time. Nice, friendly people, unusual sights, a basilica and lovely balconies with flowers.

Friday, 21 June 2013

What do you see out your front door?

Yes, this is a very interesting view out our front door. Even I think this is a great shipyard. It makes me smile to think this is normal.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Beautiful little villages...

On Sundays when Ken is free, we like to explore little villages by local bus. This Sunday we went to Teror. The bus ride was fun. About an hour and it is so twisty and turny that the bus driver toots the horn to warn anything coming around the bend. We kept going higher and higher. There is a Sunday market there. Local cheeses and sausages and olives and West African women selling purses and any bras you could ever want all out on display.... Then we walked around and stopped in a cafe for Canarian Pizza with Chorizo sausage, BBQ sauce and thinly sliced potatoes. Very nice. Back down the mountain and along the beach to our favorite place for ice cream on the beach. Dark Chocolate like frozen frosting. Yummy!!!! A very nice day indeed.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

How Do They Do That????

How do people take pictures of themselves? I see photos and you would never know that they took it by holding out their cameras and pushing the buttons. So here is our best shot. Ken giving me advice so here goes.....

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

In the Shipyard

Just a quick post to show where we are at the moment....


Pink seems to be the color of the day. The new drills we brought for this Project time are pink and the quote of the day for me is when one of the men on the team said, "It takes a real man to use a pink drill." It is a great team and it is nice to work hard with fun people!

And....this is my new gift from Ken.....a pink hard hat!!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013


Waking up early....Ken woke up at 3am this morning with ideas for how to do a pipe project they have been working on. Breakfast is fun, lots of laughter, then lots of activity. We will be removing a CT Scanner...I remember when it was the only thing on the hospital deck, there were not even any walls, but the new one seems to be held up in customs. Lube oil purifiers are being removed and replaced, Galley coolers are being rebuilt, hospital flooring is all being replaced, deckheads are coming down and piping replaced....and that's only the things I can think of off the top of my head. And then dinner and a 6 mile walk into town and along the beachfront. It really is beautiful. Loving it!!

Monday, 10 June 2013

Back in the Canary Islands!!

Well, our last update was in 2009. Now that was a long time ago! Now it is 2013 and we are back on board for the annual technical 7 weeks maintenance time. And...we love it. Very busy days and lots of fun projects, like removing CT Scanners and pumps and lots of other greasy projects!!
Ken is overseeing this time in the shipyard and I am doing what needs to be done including taking photos of various projects going on.
We are catching up with old friends, making new ones, re-learning how to do laundry in community, enjoying breakfasts with lots of people and lots of laughter, taking 6 mile walks each evening, and falling into bed each night. Very satisfactory.

Saturday, 8 June 2013