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“
The NE breeze was already blowing gently during the night. What a wonderful moment to give freedom to our rusty anchor who held us for 48 hours in 25 m deep and let her dry under a warm sun on the cat head. Once we started drifting, lashing the anchor and securing the chain at […]
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