24 June 2020 - Logbook Tres Hombres
Paint and stain possible on this beautiful day.
All sails are up, even the jib that the kids painted in Amsterdam. We sat her under the mainsail. We call it the ‘dolphin sail’.
Some of the crew members enjoyed cooking yesterday while Soraia had a day off. Her pastas, oignons beignets, pizzas, lasagna and vegetables are so well prepared.
The wind isn’t strong, even when more than 50 miles are drawn on the chart. My first plan was to sail around the high pressure. Go straight North and turn toward the East later but the ship was more comfortable and faster last night towards NorthEast.
We definitely passed the middle distance of the travel at the midsummer day and everyone is content to get closer to Denmark. The treasures of Bornholm that are remembered on deck quite often are the ice cream shop’s, the biggest waterfall and the cliffs of Denmark, the awesome breweries, of course, Maria and Thomas’s restaurant with the collection of corkscrews, the 10h daily choral in the harbour, the family atmosphere from the islanders …
There is only one night watch nowadays. It is so bright until 11 pm and again from 04 am. The sunrises and sunsets are magnificent. Colors are settings the peace, keep awake the minds.
The departure from Baiona went smooth. The harbor puller dinghy was not ready when we were, so I decided to go on our own propeller device with the anchor ready as a plan B. Mikael turned the ship around in the harbor and pushed the transom to get some forward speed for maneuverability. The bay […]
Overnight we got what we are used to. 25 knots or more in the butt. Top sail and top gallant braced square, inner jib and forestay sail tight and Yallahhhhhh riding, surfing down the waves 11 kts. What a ship, just going… I’m sorry for the two watches who stood in the rain, but well […]
They never towed and moored a sailing ship before. With a bit of ferm organization, we went up and down with the tide moored to the wall for 3 days. The cargo is on board, about 8000 bottles. The truck drivers never had to deliver 7 pallets to a boat, they couldn’t believe it. No […]