The ships left around noon today making for Tenerife, their first stop of the voyage.
Here are some more photographs - mostly taken from my lounge window. Now you see why I like living here - well apart from the sea food, the weather and the wine.
The observant person will notice that the KRUZENSJTERN only has staysails set and these are sheeted flat despite having a following wind. This is for the cameras! It makes a nice photograph but in reality she was using her engines for all maneuvering until well out to sea. All the other, smaller, vessels were making good use of a pleasant following breeze and, being more maneuverable, hoisted sail once clear of the harbour walls and sailed down the ria.
I must admit, I enjoyed watching this, sitting in my chair, binoculars, camera and a G & T beside me on the table. I hope they all have a safe voyage.
Aye // Stephen