10 April 2016 - Fairtransport
DATE:10-04 GMT:11.14 POS:51.54 N,02.22 W COG:210 SOG:10 kt
Tres Hombres departed Den Helder again for another Caribean voyage. A fresh crew for a new adventure of cargo sailing.This time we had a short refit of only two weeks, some caulking and pitching on the wharf. Also the ship was in need of three new sails. Friday the eight of april, tugboat Jolly brought us out to the Marsdiep,this is between the island Texel and the the mainland, where we could set sail. The people still working on the Nordlys waving us a good bye.
After a day and night of tacking in the rain we are now approaching Dover Strait with a nice fresh breeze under a sunny sky. Douarnenez will be our first port of call to deliver five barrels of rum and some bags of coffee which are still in the cargo hold from the last voyage. This time we will mainly take coffee and cacao from the West-Indies. Last trip the cargo hold was almost completely filled up with barrels of rum. Precious cargo from small farmers for a fair price, is what we will sail to back to the netherlands.
Everybody is excited and getting used to the living on board. Right now clothes are hanging out to dry. And the people are resting in the sun. In two days we are expecting the next depression to come over.
For now sunny greetings from the Tres Hombres.
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND DIR & SPD:SSE 4
SEA TEMP:9.4 C
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