1 June 2015 - Fairtransport
DATE:31-05 GMT:21.15 POS:51.40 N,003.18 E COG:045 SOG:6 kn
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
Ahoy sailing friends,
After staying about twenty days on the Belgium coast we are proceeding our way to Amsterdam.
In Blankenberge we stayed for the Havenfeest. Zeebrugge was our next port of call, here we did some maintainance.
This evening we left the port of Oostende after four days of Harbor Festival.
We had a very good time here on the Vlaamse Kust and made a lot of friends.
Meeting people, telling our stories and selling our products on the ship.
Now we are sailing our way between the windmill farms and stinking cargo ships.
Not a very nice surrounding I must say.
With the wind in our sails we are proceeding well along the coast. Last miles of this voyage to go.
In Amsterdam we will unload the cargo and a new crew will come on board.
Ready to sail the next cargo run.
It’s midnight, we wake up. It’s morning light outside! We can clearly see. The deck, the water surrounding us, the faces of my shipmates, the horizon melting in thousands of colors of blue. The moon goes to sleep, the other watch also. We’re alone on deck with a very light breeze. We’re like an evolution […]
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 […]
Today we rolled our merry way past the Dover Callais line in a magical orange sunrise, having now officially left the English channel at our stern. Where we also had a stark reminder that not all of us are as privileged and free as us here on our little square rig shipping around a Corona […]