18 Januar 2016 - Fairtransport
Life on board is peaceful: the wind slowed down yesterday and the whole crew did a lot of maintenance work: tarring, painting and Soizic repaired the fresh water pump. It was quite hot at noon, but we had shade at the helm and in the afternoon the sun lost strength and it was ok. The last ship we saw was yesterday morning a big cruise ship heading for Guadeloupe, but since then there was nothing else than the sea and us. Instead of lots of ‚Ti Punches‘ – rum with a slice of lemon and brown sugar – we are drinking now water, tea and coffee and it’s ok. Guiseppe prepared delicious pasta dishes and one day after our departure from Marie Galante I managed finally to get all the sand out of my bed. I’m enjoying the company of good sailors, philosophical talks in the galley and seeing lots of stars at night.
DATE: 17-01-16 GMT:1300 POS: 16º42.5’N, 64º52’W COG: 290º SOG:6.5kts
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
CLOUDS:cumulus, total overcast
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 […]