27 Februar 2015 - Fairtransport
DATE: 27-2-15 GMT:0440 POS: 18º11.7´N, 68º47´W
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND SPD:5 knots
CLOUDS:2/8 cumulus, little showers
SEA STATE: flat
SEA TEMP: 27ºC
“Drop the anchor”
And here we are. After dealing some gales in north sea, sailing down the bay of Biscay, passing threw the Canaries Island´s wind shift, the Capo Verde swell, the loneliness 2000 mille Atlantic crossing, the Tres Hombres drop the anchor in Dominica republic.
Where the “tres Hombres Rum” -Berlin rum fest Golden meda-l come from, where the cocoa bean of the “Tres Hombres chocolate” ,bound for the the chocolate makers in Amsterdam ,come from, the main goal of a 8 months sailing trip around the Atlantic.
The crew celebrates this with a big fire on the beach, after negotiation with “El Commandant” in charge of custom/immigration on Isla Saona, a natural reserve on south east of Dominican Republic.
This week end, will take some good rest before preparing the ship to load the cargo, waterproofing the deck, caulking and pitching on program, as the historic old windjammers said:
“If the cargo gets wet, you better stay home”
Life on Tres Hombres has been an experience and a half! After a few years where we all had a life constraining effect from corona and a chance meeting with an old friend who had sailed on Tres Hombres previously my heart was set on an adventure. A sailing trip from Amsterdam to Les Sables […]
LOCATION NOTES: Den Helder: for those who have been around Tres Hombres since her early days, this name will ring more than one bell and recall many memories. It is a town in Noord Holland which faces the island of Texel and looks over the Wadden Zee, with its place in the maritime history of […]
MEET OUR TRAINEE ARCO Age: 60 Nationality: DUTCH Position onboard: TRAINEE Former occupation on land (aka how do you keep yourself busy when you are not sailing)? I am a father of two. I work as occupational health physician, insurance physician, and an instituutsopleider at the Radboud University in Nijmegen (e.g. training new medical specialists). I also volunteer for the local GroenLinks political party, […]