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ATLANTIC CROSSING



At anchor in front of the naval acadamy in Annapolis



En route to Bermuda



Showering on deck before our arrival



Heading for customs in Bermuda



At anchor in



Fueling up before leaving Bermuda



Under way again, on course to the Azores



Steve, one of the two friends who helped sail CAPE ROSE across the Atlantic



Can't all be hard work



Horta, in the Azores



Tarifa, the western end of the Straight of Gibraltar



Getting CAPE ROSE fully dressed to celebrate our first Atlantic crossing in Gibraltar



Entering the Bay of Gibraltar



Clearing customs in Gibraltar




IN THE AREA OF SOUTHERN SPAIN



Wooden "ratlines" still mounted on the port shrouds of the main mast



Rust stains on the fore deck from the corroding bowsprit (upside down U-profile)



The steel bowsprit and galvanised chain bowsprit rigging 



The blue safety lines from the Atlantic crossing still mounted



Dolphins are a common sight around Gibraltar



The aluminium booms (and gaffs...)



Sunset in the rigging