23 April 2014 - Fairtransport
The worlds only trans-Atlantic cargo sail ship is visiting Falmouth this week.
The Tres Hombres is a modern day clipper built for transporting cargo around Europe and the Americas under sail alone. She’s on one of the last legs of a round the world voyage.
The visit is part of an initiative by New Dawn Traders to revitalise the cargo sail industry.
The vessel will be alongside in Falmouth over the Easter weekend.
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, […]
The 28th of April I woke up the Fo’c’sle at 5 o’clock in the morning. Good Morning everyone: time to pump up some anchor! Half an hour later the anchor was up and with a very small wind we moved up and down in the bay of Douarnenez. We stopped over here because we were […]
You’re not the only one with mixed emotions, you’re not the only ship adrift in the ocean. I remember this was the Rolling Stones song we listened to on the first crossing I did with Tres Hombres seven years ago. And I’m listening to it again now. Fighting our way to the Channel entrance. The […]