23 November 2014 - Fairtransport
DATE:23112014 GMT:0744 POS:38 25 N, 008 59 W COG:93 SOG:2.5
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
We are approaching the entrance of Rio Sado about 5 miles away from Satubal. Here we await pilot and tugboat for our passage through the narrow channel and finally our birth in Setubal. 9 days of sail was again a great experience for crew and trainees. We had wind and no wind, waves and no waves, sun and rain, incredible clouds and clear skies. Great food, people and ship! That is life on board the Tres Hombres.
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 […]