14 December 2014 - Fairtransport
DATE:13122014 GMT:1700 POS:28 07 N, 18 00 9 W COG:232 SOG:9.9
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
We finally left Santa Cruz te La Palma and well with a little help of some friends with a dingy and our own dingy we set our sail in the harbour and caught the wind just outside the entrance. Our delay was due to the lack of wind of the last days. We used the spare time to buy more food and possible things we might need along the way. The ship is well stocked up with delicious fruits and vegetables from this beautiful Island La Palma. Some of us has seen and went around the island with bus or car. It is all green and with mountain and winding roads. On the highest point 2500 is an are different space observatories. The stars are very near in the night I can tell. The West coast coast of the Island is one of the most sunniest places of the island. Here and there are black beaches. The local food is so lekker fresh and all over the island you see people grow there own food. They even produce there own beer of organic ingredients. It was a little heaven for us being here. The Tres Hombres has been here since 2010 when we were on our way to Haïti with humanitarian aid. And now since 3 years we take organic rum from the Island around the Atlantic and becomes our own Tres Hombres La Palma Rum 15 years old.
Now we are back at sea again clipping along 10 knots. Saturday is cleaning day! The whole ship is turned up side down and get a sweep and wipe down. Tomorrow we celebrate Sunday and have time to relax and read a book or paint and make a cake. I might open a bottle of rum if the sun is below the yardarms.
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 […]