Robin hired a bike to scoot about Valle Gran Rey doing errands and buying provisions.
But today he incurred the wrath of a local when he took the wrong bike and cycled down to AnTiki.
The chap who owned the bike arrived shortly afterwards, out of breath and angry.
Robin hires a bicycle. from Robin on Vimeo.
She’s beginning to look like a raft at last.
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!
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.
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!
The ‘Yellow Brick’ is now live… so if it moves before AnTiki launches, it means it’s been nicked!
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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.
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.