13 September 2021 - Logbook Tres Hombres
Mornings are grey, afternoons are sunny.
Probably an effect from temperature changes.
Dense fog at times and horn sound from invisible creatures.
The Moon is growing each day among the stars.
Breads rise well and overflow into the bottom of the oven and are delicious.
The four cans of tea and coffee are very often filled up due to the annual usual frozen summer in the North sea.
Stories and laughter at night go well in many directions.
The proud crew is tacking the ship as if it was their children’s toy.
Falcons and birds dare to pause on deck or on the yards and fly away when we move around the canvas.
The culinary experience is still a pleasure these days.
Twelve mackerels ended up in the oven, two were missing…for the vegetarians’ demand, they got it for the next meal. Yep, sausages have been shared too.
Beauty and serenity of tight ropes and slack lines, standing or running, ready to be activated, to be touched.
Not all of them are meant to be embraced, nevertheless they are essentials.
Mystery of life, what is the message sent when the wind isn’t turning into a convenient way.
Okay, the convenience is dictated by nature. Find resourcefulness draw from deep.
Being a drop of water in this immensity, a grain of dust on the planet and I forget to find reasons for every matter.
Just go on the dear seas.
Sentinel of faraway.
Aboard the good ship Tres Hombres, many fledgling sailors learn to walk the ship as she rolls, pitches and flies over the water. Learning to walk again takes time and is a great source of entertainment for both the new sailors and the seasoned crew. Here I want to describe some of the different techniques […]
Three captains Three First mates Four second mates Four cooks Nineteen nationalities Six different bunks Two hammocks 16 harbours 60 knots in the gusts Ten tons of cacao 130 barrels 40.000 bottles of wine (roughly) 20.000 nautical miles (very roughly) Just some numbers of these last two years. Some of those numbers don’t mean much […]
7 days at sea, which is pretty speedy for this leg. We seem to be just speeding the whole thing really. Which is both amazing and exhilarating to be travelling so fast, but also exhausting as that means that the boat is moving and lurching all over the place all of the time. Walking from […]