19 Oktober 2014 - Fairtransport
We made it in 2 days from Norway to the Scottish coast some thirty miles North of Aberdeen. We are going to ´heave to´ for some hours waiting for the Westerly wind to come that can take us South again. There is more wind coming in some days. We check the weather report hourly.
Captain Arjen van der Veen
DATE:19102014 GMT:0715 POS:57 41 N, 001 52 W COG:274 SOG:6.2
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
as every day the tide is changing, our course over ground is changing, the side where the sails are set is changing, the meals as well. Although something never changed since we left Amsterdam; the motivation expressed from all buddies on board. Yes, it is hard not to sleep well because of the boat bouncing […]
It has been a 48h of tacking in the very agitated sea and sky… With the tide, we came back exactly where we were the day before in a distance of 15 miles straight line. The reality is that we needed so many little straight lines to reach this 15 miles further south. The explanation […]
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, […]