I met Didier the other day when I saw a tiny little boat at the end of our pontoon here in Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Walked over trying to eliminate my suspicion and in fact it turned opposite – my suspicion substantiated while listening to his story.

Didier had finally thrown the lines but by chance he turned up in Las Galletas, where we met him again while visiting our friend Rainer from SY Geronimo. The trip over there took him almost 24 hours and he decided for another stop in the South of Tenerife to wait for more favourable weather before heading over to New York/United States.

It is a crazy adventure and hard to imagine for an outsider what it means to cross the Atlantic Ocean in such a tiny little paddling boat.

I love Didier’s paintings!

Fair winds…& Bon voyage Didier !