photo: Edwin Tommelein

DATE:17-05 GMT:21.30 POS:51º19′ N,003º05′ E At Anchor

GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES

WIND DIR:Westerly

WIND SPD:5 knots

CURRENT DIR: East with the rising tide

CLOUDS: none

SEA STATE: half meter east swell

SEA TEMP:14ºC

AIR TEMP:14ºC

AIR PRES:1021 hPa

A warm welcome in Blankenberge for the Tres Hombres Brigantine

Four days of sail festival in Belgium
Hundreds of people visited the ship
We eaten smoked salmon from “Theo”
Accordeon, dry lute, Gaelic bagpipe on board
We met nice people
The children like the Good Pirates
“No, Jack Sparrow is not on board, sorry”

It’s good to be back on our old continent

We are now waiting at anchor
Back on watch system
The ship is rolling
The wine and the rum are aging in their barrels
The cargo smell is cacao

Hurrah for the Blankenberge festival organisation
Hurrah for the Search and Rescue Crew for the professional tug in and out
It was a real pleasure to spend few days in your harbor

FMD

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