13.12.2010 Uncategorized No Comments

The AnTiki Team.

11.12.2010 Uncategorized No Comments

A few random shots.

11.12.2010 Uncategorized No Comments

AnTiki is beginning to take shape

She’s beginning to look like a raft at last.

08.12.2010 Uncategorized No Comments

Rachel has arrived.

Rachel has arrived in Valle Gran Rey – almost 3 years to the day since she started her epic trip across the Atlantic in a rowing boat.
She got stuck straight in to work on the raft!

04.12.2010 Uncategorized No Comments


Yesterday was hot and progress was made in various directions. But I want to bring you pictures of Tess who is responsible for some beautiful rope-work.
Many years ago I bought a first edition of “Ashley’s Book of Knots” which is arguably the best book on the subject and a must for anyone interested in ropes. The chapter on splicing really captured my interest and so it’s a pleasure to see Tess practice this ancient skill on the quayside here in Valle Gran Rey.
The AnTiki raft will be a much better vessel for it.

03.12.2010 Uncategorized 16 Comments

Dave has arrived.

Dave’s arrived and immediately charmed the security guard by showing him which direction lay the Virgin Isles. Anthony is dressing more and more like a hippy in keeping with the tradition of La Gomera.

Next day he got stuck in to carving out the mast step without cutting himself once!

30.11.2010 Uncategorized No Comments

The tracker is LIVE

The ‘Yellow Brick’ is now live… so if it moves before AnTiki launches, it means it’s been nicked!
Click image for tracker page.

25.11.2010 Uncategorized No Comments

The pipes are out of the container and in position.

Today we successfully extracted the pipes from the container and laid them into position ready for the raft to be constructed.
Earnest discussions continue as to how to go about certain tasks.

23.11.2010 Uncategorized 1 Comment

Container has arrived in La Gomera.

The container arrived in La Gomera this morning and has been successfully lifted onto the ground.
Souinds easy doesn’t it? Well it was – and I still can’t believe it.

I’ll post a picture later when I can find a better WiFi signal. La Gomera has other things above WiFi on their priority list.

There are worse places to build a raft.

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Guarding our stuff.

14.11.2010 Uncategorized No Comments

Container ship MANFRED

The container vessel Manfred left Felixstowe 3 days late after facing rough weather in the North Sea.
Thus our container load of equipment and provisions will now arrive in Las Palmas on the 18th. From there it is to be transported to La Gomera where we pitch camp and build a raft.
It needed a second crane to lift it onto the shipper’s lorry at Wyton. The driver said it weighed 16 tons!
We still have to lift it off the truck in La Gomera…..I’ll report back with details.