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UK to Tenerife, Nov 2000
Tony and Fleur,
I have recently returned from "the most amazing trip in the world" (to coin a
popular ships' "in" saying) and have just about regained my land legs, if not
yet my sense of time.
I want to thank you for making it possible for me to take an active part in sailing such a
beautiful ship and with such a special group of officers and crew - they are a credit to
you (and of course their parents!). I had previously thought such adventures were for
those in their 20's not those in their 50's and over!
There is not a moment of the voyage I would have missed - from the gales across the Bay of
Biscay, the sea-sickness, the fear of getting over the Futtock shrouds, the fatigue
brought on by the watch system, to the delights of clambering around in the rigging and
furling the sails, the sight of the wind in the sails, the pilot whales and dolphins, the
changing moods of the sea and the night skies, the sense of freedom, the people..........
I could get carried away here but I'm sure you've already heard a great many similar
eulogies about experiences on Søren. Suffice it to say - it was a wonderful experience
that I look forward to repeating. Incidentally, the adventures of the intrepid voyage crew
did not end in the port of Tenerife............but that's another story!
I had hoped to rejoin Søren at Easter Island, along with my cabin mate, but family issues
have somewhat messed up my sailing plans!! Looks as if the passage from either from
Vanuatu or New Caledonia would be the most feasible.. Do you still have spaces on either
of these ?
Many thanks again for the privilege of sailing with the Søren Larsen and her crew - it
Margaret L. Gardiner
I would like you convey my thanks to all the crew and indeed everyone who made my
last trip on Soren down to Tenerife Such an EXPERIENCE...wonderful, despite awful weather
conditions at the start.
Tony judged our departure with great skill. Please thank them all aboard if possible. I
would so love to sail again on such a happy ship, Easter Isalnd to Tahiti being a trip
which shoud be fantastic.
Now that I have joined this world wide web it was great to see that the cause of the
most memorable holiday I have ever had is sailing the web. Even although it was 6 years
ago the memories are still fresh and looking arround your site brought it all back. I hope
to rejoin the ship in 2002 for several legs this time, that is the plan and the thought
that keeps me going through this awful weather. I got your Christmas card today after it
was forwarded to me. Fair winds to you all and all the best for the new year,
For the Voyage Log from the UK to Cape Finestere to click here
For the Voyage Log from the Cape Finestere to Madeira
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