Home            About Us            Newsletters            Support Us            Links            Contact Us

Friday, December 19, 2008

Farewell Liberia


All Hail, Liberia Hail All Hail, Liberia Hail This glorious land of liberty shall long be ours Though new her name green be her fame And mighty be her power In joy and gladness with our hearts united We'll shout the freedom of a race benighted A home of glorious liberty by God's command

All Hail, Liberia Hail All Hail, Liberia Hail In union strong, success is sure We cannot fail With God above our rights to prove We will over all prevail With hearts and hands, our country's cause defending We'll meet the foe with valor unpretending

(Liberia National Anthem)

Our time here has come to an end.....farewell Liberia.
(Nathanael saying goodbye)
We also say farewell to many crew who have been with us throughout the outreach. Many line up on the dock and wave goodbye each afternoon.
Part of leaving comes with getting ready for sea. Anything that could fall off your shelves etc has to be put on the floor. As I write, I have boxes of crockery, TV, plants and toys scattered around the living room floor. 24 hour watches were patroling the decks looking out for any potential stowaways. Then of course emergency preparations. We all get many drills so we can practice mustering at our lifeboat stations and fitting our lifejackets. I think we all seem to have it down to a fine art by now.
After 6 1/2 days of sailing we have now arrived at Tenerife. The voyage was a bit rocky on some days with a lot layed low with sea sickness. Tim did a good job of getting us there.
This was the view from the sea at 1am this morning
And this is where we arrived this morning.
Towards the end of the trip we were informed that there wasn't a berth available for us as the Spanish Navy had taken it. Because the port give us a berth free of charge we can't complain too much, but they found us a space along the way where they usually load cement so it's quite messy round here. It's a bit further to walk to town so we will be investigating the buses and hopefully we will move over to the other side in the next few days.

No comments: