28 Februar 2015 - Fairtransport
Here’s Why We Should Bring Back Sails. Gargantuan, Sky-Scraping Sails.
The modern cargo freighter plows through the seas, its iron and steel displacing hundreds of thousands of tons of water as it crosses the ocean, ceaselessly back and forth, choking down millions of barrels of the unseemliest sludge of fossil fuels in production: Bunker 380, what is essentially tar. The fumes from this black nightmare of a fuel – the lowliest scum offal from the oil-refining process – perennially char the air from Hong Kong to the Panama Canal, Los Angeles and London. It’s so toxic that on land, Bunker 380 is generally only permitted to produce asphalt. >>> READ MORE
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 […]