DATE: 30-7 GMT:11 21 POS: 55 51 N,12 35 E COG: SOG:
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND DIR: W
Mama skal kravle op i masten!
Sune says this, watching his wife Veronica climbing up the windward shrouds, keeping their kids in control on deck, while we sail gently, with the last sea breeze along the north-eastern coast of Bornholm. The two boys are our youngest trainees yet: Alberto, el macho artesano, always drawing or fishing and constantly having two or more blond girls following him across the rocks, and Marcelo, el mono corredor, climbing up some simpatico human or running high-speed rounds over the whole deck, 20, 30…until he falls asleep on the spot.
Before we even entered the port of Copenhagen Sune already was onboard together with his brother and their bicycles. A short time later many friends and family followed on the tugboat, which had to bring us into the city center and through the bridge onto Knippelsbrogade. And there we were, on a sunny summer day, the boat safely moored and what is waiting for us: a super-lunch made by Pontus and crew, accompanied by so many sorts of wines not to remember, all this under the Knippelsbro-bridge, which gives shelter to Sune’s wine store. Thereafter showers in Christiania, again food prepared by cook, captain and a happy cargo owner… And the good days followed: after unloading an amount of exceptional biodynamic wines and another crew dinner at Sune’s wine bar, we talked about sailing to Bornholm, and when another client with a pallet of wine asked our freight-service to the island, the decision was made: open the bridge and sail for the Baltic!
Family Rosforth accompanied us on the trip to this most eastern place the ship has ever been, installing a camping in the hold between the cargo of wine.
And what a place it is! Hills overgrown with soft green wheat fields and dark woods, bounded at the coastline by steep cliffs which are interrupted by little harbours and farms further up the land. Very light wind, coming from the land made us come up to just about 100m from the land, where we dropped anchor in front of Guljhem, and went in to check port for a berth. The harbor master and Maria, the cargo owner, invited us with all their hospitality and were eager to have us in their magnificent little harbor with just enough place to fit Tres Hombres. In a few minutes the harbor master sent all the plastic away from the stone wall and called us to come in. The dinghy and some ropes did the job and silently we moved in, awaited by a big crowd and immediately hooked up with a band playing on the cargo hatch and a fine BBQ set up on deck with meat to cut! What should I say about Danish hospitality? If you bring them wine you are treated like a king there!!
After almost a week with hundreds of visitors on deck and many wine tasting’s in different places we got rid of the 3 pallets we brought here and made many contacts for cargoes from and to the island. In the same time the day-watch system allowed the crew to leave the port and explore nature a bit, a pleasure I also took my time for, biking over the soft hills of Bornholm.
Back on sea,