Laughing and unstoppable, these are the people who build Fairtransport. No to stop by rain, by growing global economies, war, indifference to ecology problems and always wet bicycle seats.
In 2 intense months of good work the ship was taken in pieces, relieved from rust and rot, conserved and put back together again. After half a day she was watertight and dry again ki bakina p….
Thanks to you Giuseppe, Fieke, Sean, Demi, Hilde, Michael, Becca, Fa. Teerenstra, Annelies, Klaas, Nico, Wojtek, Dennis, Bertus, Eelco, Dirk, Herman, Sean, Jelte, Jeroen, Laura, Martin, Shimra, Daniel, Judith, Woody, Whoopy, Jeroen, Lis, Juliette, Eva, Wessel, Tim, Andrew, Boj, Tim, Remi, Freya, Anne-Fleur, Tibo, Marco, Laura, Erica, Vincent, Celina, Alan, Tim, Melle, Alex, Gerald, Jonas, Clarissa, Karl, Vinzenz, Corinna, Emils, Sabine, Hans, Muriel, Gerrit, Signe, Jorge, Andreas, Rodri, Hessel and all the others I forgot.
She will sail!
Captain Andreas Lackner
Nordlys had finished the Baltic voyage earlier this year. The ship was loaded with natural wine from France for Copenhagen, Bornholm and Rostock. From there we made a stop in Den Helder and prepared for a southern cargo trip. On our way to Porto we made a stop in Devon, a region on the southern coast of England.
Brixham is a little historic harbor in the Torbay. This is a good bay to shelter for the westerly storms.
Over here we waited till the first autumn storms passed by. Sorlandet,(a Norwegian Tallship) also bounded south,
was at anchor outside in the bay. She was taking shelter, just like us.
While being here, we could do little maintenance on the ship. Caulking, pitching, rigging work and so forth.
Brixham is the home port for several Sailing Trawlers like Nordlys. They do charter-sailing their goal is to bring the people out of the cities and take them into nature.
It was a beautiful view to see Nordlys moored together with these similar traditional sailing ships. With their crews we were able to exchange knowledge about Sailing Trawlers and spending a good time together. Our good friend Tony Knights, skipper of the Leader, was also around and of great help. We had a useful stop and a good time with the sailors from Brixham.
Last Thursday morning we set sail again, since the forecasts showed a good weather window to cross the Bay of Biskay.
Jeroen is the cook on board and providing us every day with delicious food. He supplied our stock with beautiful seasonal products from local farmers and producers. It takes a bit more time, but it is so much better than the supermarketfood. Good food which stays longer fresh, are stored in the galley now. The taste of this vegetables and fruits are just fantastic.
At the moment we are sailing southwards in the Biskay and making a good progress. Next port of call is Porto. This old town is situated on the mouth of the river Douro. Porto and the Douro were of great value in the era of sail concerning in- and export of goods for the country. We will be moored in the Douro estuary and going to charge a well amount of precious goods from Portugal.
We have Olive-oil, Almond-oil, Salt, Natural Wine and Port Wine, to fill our cargo-hold with. These wares are bound for the more northern parts of the European continent, like France, England, Germany and the Netherlands.
We will be able to tell everybody the story of the producers and their way of working.
Fairtransport completes the tale, by the way these products are being transported. The cargo-hold of Nordlys will be completely filled; Almost thirty tons of beautiful products from Portugal we have to move by wind and sail. More and more cargo-owners like to see their goods being transported overseas by sail. They are also willing to pay a little more, for a better cause
Captain Lammert Osinga
( English below )
Een doel + Een hart + Een middel = Een Missie
Vriend en vijand: de wind maakte honderden mensen dakloos op Sint Maarten, maar ze brengt ook een schip vol hulpgoederen naar het getroffen gebied.
Op Texel heeft Eiland helpt Eiland de afgelopen dagen een grote inzamelingsactie gehouden voor de slachtoffers van Orkaan Irma. Onder de coordinatie van Stichting Open Scape zal de Tres Hombres met een laadruimte vol hulpgoederen naar het Caribische eiland zeilen. Zonder motor steken ze de Atlantische Oceaan over. Op Sint Maarten zal door het lokale netwerk van Stichting OPEN SCAPE de regie worden genomen in het distribueren van de goederen aan slachtoffers. Hun motto: “Make St Maarten beautiful again.” Daar werken we natuurlijk graag aan mee. Jij ook?
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A purpose + A heart + A means = A Mission
The wind is our friend and our enemy. As it tore apart the houses of hundreds of people on the island of St Maarten, it also brings them the goods to start building their lives again.
Eiland helpt Eiland, based in Texel, has been working around the clock to collect supplies for the victims that hurricane Irma left in her wake. Coordinated by Stichting Open Scape, the Tres Hombres will bring hurricane aid supplies to the Caribbean island. The clipper ship will set sail on the 1st of October, crossing the Atlantic on the power of wind alone. There, they will be greeted by the local network of Stichting OPEN SCAPE. With their mission to make St Maarten beautiful again, goods will be distributed to the people in need.
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