Transoceanic Expedition 2005 Archives - Page 2 of 11 - Oceana Europe

En route to Mallorca. Friday, June 24th, 2005

After we took refuge for a few days in Barbate ( Cádiz ), due to a great storm that kept us from going through the Strait of Gibraltar, we proceeded on our way towards the Balearic Islands, which will mark the end of our Transoceanic Expedition, from the Pacific Oceans to the Mediterranean.

Return to Lagos. Thrusday, June 16th, 2005

We cannot always accomplish waht we plan. This morning, we have bad weather, winds of 30 knots and 2 meters waves. Plans have been cancelled for the last dives to the Ormonde mount, a part of the underwater mountain range Gorringe Ridge. Despite this, results from this phase of the Ranger’s expedition, begun in January … Read more

Four dives. Tuesday, June 14th, 2005

This was another day spent in the middle of the ocean. Upon awakening on the Ranger, the sea was ever so still. After we spent the night adrift, we had only shifted 4 miles, which, in the opinion of the captain and sailors, is not too much. Today, the diving team planned to do four … Read more

We depart towards the Gorringe Ridge. Sunday, June 12th, 2005

Two days went by since the expedition arrived at the Portuguese city of Lagos. During this time, we have secured provisions to continue the crossing: food, fuel, ship parts, etc. Xavier Pastor, who directed operations since the month of February has gone ashore, as did Nano and José Corral. Juan Pablo, Dana and Ines will … Read more

Sighting of cetaceans and marine birds during the crossing of the Atlantic. Friday, June 10th, 2005

OCEAN NATURAL HISTORY SOCIETY The Oceana Ranger’s Transoceanic Expedition represents a magnificient opportunity to enjoy sightings of different species of cetaceans and marine birds. During the crossing of the Atlantic, between April 21st and June 9th, 2005, we were able to observe, and in most cases identify, diverse species of cetaceans and birds that, although … Read more

Arrival in Lagos. Thursday, June 9th, 2005

Today we all got up early; we began leaving our beds since 5 in the morning to contemplate the spectacular view offered by the cliffs of Algarve’s coast. Of course, this place has suffered the same urban abuse commited in any touristic place along the peninsular and insular geography of Spain. Our entry to the … Read more

We approach San Vicente. Wednesday, June 8th, 2005

As you know, we have had rough seas, with the blowing hard on the prow side of the ship. By the end of the day, the weather improved. It is surprising how fast climate conditions change in the ocean. In a matter of hours, the situation can go from calm seas, without seabreeze in sight, … Read more

Under winds of 40 knots. Tuesday, June 7th, 2005

When silence reigns on board, it is a sign that no one feels like touching the keyboard. It has been the case with us the last couple of days, when the sea has been quite rough on us. As we draw near Lagos, in the Portuguese Algarve, the final stop in our Atlantic crossing, we … Read more