28 November 2014 - Fairtransport
DATE:28112014 GMT:0747 POS:37 42 N, 009 42 W COG:174 SOG:7.3
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
We left Setubal at 1300 on Thursday and picked up a South wind. Just enough to make a West course! Our plan was to sail west till we hit the North West winds behind this low pressure system we were sailing into. And that what exactly happened! A sudden wind shift after and than there was no wind for 2 hours. Just waves and heavy rain. Welcome back at sea! This morning with the rising sun we already made a good 45 miles South. The wind prediction says North winds all the way to the Canaries.
So here we are, back in Amsterdam, with an empty cargo hold, preparing for the next trip. Six months have passed since we first left Den Helder on that grey November day. I still remember the steady sound of the tugboat, like a frantic clock rushing us. Soon the time would not matter that much, […]
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