The story of Nordlys 2015/2016

The story of Nordlys 2015/2016

A STORY OF NORDLYS

After her refit sailing cargo vessel Nordlys left in September 2015 for her maiden voyage. She soon showed us to be a very fast sailing ship. After a few days Nordlys was moored in Brixham.

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The crew was able to caulk some planks while falling dry in port and a few days after they set sail again.

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They sailed to Douarnenez to drop her first cargo off existing of Tres Hombres Rum. Brought from the Caribean to the Netherlands by sailing cargo vessel Tres Hombres and shipped from there to Douarnenez by Nordlys and her crew.

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After being on anchor for a few days in Douarnenez Nordlys got hid by a fishing vessel. The aft of the ship was badly damaged and the ship was put on the slipway in Douarnez for repairs.

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The cargo of Tres Hombres Rum was delivered safely in port.

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After three months of working in Douarnenez Nordlys was ready to set sail back to the Netherlands again.

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This time with a cargo of organic Cider on board to bring back to Den Helder, Netherlands.

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Now (feb 2016) Nordlys is in drydock again to repair the last things of the recent collision and some other planned maintenance. In a few months she will set sail again to deliver cargo under sail between Canary Island, Portugal, England, France, Netherlands, Scotland, Scandinavia….

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Van der Lem – Cider

Van der Lem – Cider

Van Der Lem

shipping cider from Douarnenez to Den Helder

Cider Bound for liqour store “Van der Lem”

Nordlys has shipped her first cargo to Den Helder. The cargo existing out of organic Cider from France arrived safely after a really swift passage from Douarnenez, France to Den Helder, Netherlands.

http://www.slijterijvanderlem.nl/

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cider fairtransport

Cornouaille cider

This Cornouaille cider has a brilliant golden yellow colour, with fruity aromas of apples, peaches and honey.

The taste is balanced between a soft attack, a nice amplitude and a subtly bitter finish.

It is a cider of connoisseurs and goes wonderfully well with Breton food.
General Agricultural Competition – Paris:
Gold medal in 2004 and 2005
Bronze medal in 2006 and 2010.

Festival de Cornouaille – Quimper:
Gold medal in 2006
Silver medal in 2008 and 2009
Bronze medal in 2010

Concours de Fouesnant:
Gold medal in 2006
Silver medal in 2005 and 2009

Brut farm-produced cider

Brut and lighter than the PDO Cornouaille cider, this one is ideal for grills, pancakes (in France we prefer the term ‘crêpes’) or just for a refreshing break.

Concours de Fouesnant:

Bronze medal in 2005 & 2006
Gold medal in 2009

Received the gold trophy for the Breton Gastronomy in 2005

Ethical project of the Cidrerie Melenig

The Melenig cider factory’s goal is to support a sustainable business. We believe that the human being only blossoms by developing quality relationships with nature, with the older generations and with people around him today. Therefore, special care on these three areas is taken. Some of the actions needed to fulfill our goal are realized, and the remainder will be done in the medium-to-long term.

Connection to nature

Our cider factory is located in a region characterized by different natural and man-made landscapes: plateaux, hills, valley bottoms, orchards, wet meadows. To enhance and make durake this natural wealth, we are working on several aspects:

– Producing enough quality apples to ensure an independent supply for the cider factory,
– Limiting pollution: excluding chemical inputs (organic certification), processing the cider factory’s sewages and limiting the energy consumption (manual fruit collection, limitation of treatment with copper, bottle recycling),
– Increasing biodiversit: by protecting woodland areas and embankments and maintaining the orchards’ ground cover,
– Protecting the natural beauty of the landscape,
– Developing the human-nature relationship.

http://www.cidremelenig.fr/en

Seaforth Chocolate

Seaforth Chocolate

Seaforth Chocolate

shipping Cocoa from the Carib to England

Shipping route

Seaforth choclate

Sail shipped chocolate

from bean to bar

Seaforth Chocolate Co. makes small batch chocolate from single origin cacao beans we source in the Caribbean. We have direct fair relationships with cacao producers. Our friends at Fairtransport Shipping . brings all our cacao beans back to England entirely reliant on the wind and ocean currents. At our factory we hand select the finest whole cocoa beans for low temperature roast profiles. After winnowing, cocoa nibs are refined in large stone grinders and then tempered into Seaforth Chocolate.

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