17 December 2014 - Fairtransport
DATE:17122014 GMT:1935 POS:16 50 N, 23 42 W COG:211 SOG:7.9
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
Today it is our 4th day at sea and this was celebrated with a nice fudgecake Rianne our cook made. By the way the lunch was great too. I like soup and especially tomato soup! Fresh bread was made by Eagle Eye Joël. It has been good at sea for the past days with plenty of downwind sailing making up to 10 knots at times. We will average about 200 miles a day when we arrive in Brava.
Here in Brava we will deliver donated gymnastic equipment for schools on Brava and Fogo the last one recently a volcano got erupted. Hetty van der Linden from Paint the Future is the initiator for this project. And Fairtansport is transporting it for free to these islands. Children are our future! On the island Brava we will stock up with a lot of fruits and salted meat and fish already prepared for us. Yes we have some good contacts on the island! Some years ago Erick and Marijke immigrated to the island and we sailed all there furniture, tools and books etc. to the island over the past years. They have a small place where they live of the land. Well vertical land so to say. I think I counted 36 terraces last time I was there. They liVe in a small house and have even a guest house for visitors.
Erick is starting to make his own rum brand in rum barrels that we used to transport our Tres Hombres rum in from the Dominican Republic. Wine is also on the way growing slowly on the hills. So to say Brava is a paradise!
For sure Brava will be another adventure!
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 […]