This Blog serves as two things: a photo-diary of our lives between 2007 and mid 2011, when we saw some incredible things and met some amazing people; and a reflection of our more normal lives since then.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

Farewell Tenerife

Sunday 31st January: Just before 2pm today we sailed out of calm waters of the port of Santa Cruz, into wind and rain. We are currently still on the leeward side of Tenerife and enjoying relative calm waters, but that will change within the next 3 or 4 hours and we have been warned of heavy seas and lots of uncomfy rolling, for the next three or four days, much like we experienced on our sail north to Tenerife 6 weeks ago. But what a time we've had - time with family; time without; time off-ship; time with the church here, and time with our missions pastor from our home church in the UK. We are sad to be leaving Tenerife - we are unlikely to be returning here in the next few years; next year we are likely to be going to South Africa for an extended dry dock. And so to Togo: a new location for the Peet family. I am looking forward to the challenge of a new city, and making friends old and new. Olly


Deirdre Marie said...

Good luck! Can't wait to hear all about Togo. Stay safe. Deirdre

Marcel & Annette said...

Have a save voyage, I have been thinking of you al lot. Today Hanneke and Hindrick came to visit. Lots of good memories...

We will keep you and the crew of the AFM inour prayers.
Marcel, Annette and kids

ckctenerife said...

God speed, I heard the farewell trumpet while talking to Rick on the phone and saw the ship later as it passed the airport. Hope to collect Keith tomorrow (monday) for R & R