Sunday, March 09, 2014

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No it’s … an “oil rig” …

Probably not many people expected to see an oil rig just off the coast of south west Tenerife, but that’s exactly what has been seen over the last several days. The top photo above is from Canarian Life, and explanations have ranged from the amusing (it’s a carnaval “float”), to the sensible (it’s on its way to the eastern islands for Repsol to start explorations), to the logical (there’s a storm coming and it’s sheltering leewards) … but no-one really knows.

Is it a bird, is it a plane? No it’s … an “oil rig” …

Fluent in Spanish and having spent 16 years on the island, Pamela Stocks has now been translating, researching and publishing information on customs and events in Tenerife for 25+ years. This takes a considerable amount of time and effort, for which she receives no payment whatsoever. If you find this work useful or interesting, please buy her a coffee. Buy Pamela Stocks a Coffee

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