20 November 2014 - Fairtransport
DATE: 19-11-14 GMT: 02-15 POS: 41-35.9 N, 10-25.9 W COG: 145 SOG: 2.1
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND DIR: Northerly
WIND SPD: 5 knots
CLOUDS: Almost cloudless
SEA STATE: Westerly swell 1,5 m
SEA TEMP: 17.6 C
AIR PRES: 1010 hPa
After the storms in the north sea, after the squalls of the channel, between the rain showers of the bay of Biscay ; wet sailors whisper. Whispers of hope, whispers of a promised sea. The rumor spreads that after Portugal everything will be different. Some say the weather will be warm and dry and the winds favorable. All agree that the ship will fly south over the ocean, faster than the waves. After Portugal, there will be unicorns and the clouds will be made of Marshmallows ! Tuna fish will jump on deck to feed the sailors with fresh sushi and we will enter harbors and bays towed by whales. Experienced crew members remember that on previous voyages, after Portugal, the sails would furl by themselves without anyone climbing in the rigging,and the drystore would actually be dry !
We are looking forward to Portugal !
The Portside Watch.
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 […]
Fingers grab the outer jib sheet … Are they mine? Hands feel the curiosity Of last year’s boson The mumbling drums of this refit And that refit Echoes of detachment sweat That rinsed all those backs Shaped all those minds Into a pale blue line Man, just had this crazy dream Was it mine? Boots […]