Thursday, November 24, 2022

Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Sea Days to Come

We docked at Arrecife, Santa Cruz de Tenerife this morning, US Thanksgiving Day. To our knowledge, this is the first time we’ve stopped in at this particular spot, although we’ve docked in the Canary Islands in previous transatlantic cruises. Arrecife is a port city of about 60,000, but it felt smaller.

We were made aware that we had to wear masks  on the free shuttle bus.

It was mildly amusing to spot the maskless employee who handed out masks to those needing them as he chatted with the maskless driver.

Once dropped off, we went for a stroll along the water and then into a little central shopping area.


We even saw the mounted skeleton of a female whale.

We bought a couple of bottles of Spanish AlbsriƱo at a super Mercado to sip a glass at a time over a few lunches, and then it was back to Marina.

Our next scheduled port is Antigua Wednesday, November 30. We’ll have nothing but ocean views between now and then.

Anchors aweigh at 3:30 pm.

The Atlantic is straight ahead and all around.

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