30 April 2014 - Fairtransport
DATE:29-04 GMT:19.44 POS:50.40 N,00.35 W COG:75 SOG:3
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND SPD:0-1 Bf
After a quick passage from the Acores, we arrived on the continental plate again.
This was our last part of ocean sailing for this trip. Because there was a big welcome happening organised in Falmouth,
we had some extra time and visited the port of Fowey first. This is a small town on the south coast of England.
The Bessie Ellen was also here and their crew offered some help when we where sailing in. After giving some pub owners an almost heart attack it was time to go back at sea. There was beautiful weather for sailing and did a lot of manoeuvres,which we didn´t do so much on the ocean. The night we anchored in St. Austell Bay.
Next day we set the sails again and together with the Bessie Ellen and a Pilot Cutter we sailed into the harbor of Falmouth. A boat full with people yelling and making photos with their cameras welcomed us at the lighthouse.
In Falmouth we unloaded the first barrel of rum and a bag of coffee beans, the quay was crowded with people. A horse and wagon where arriving for picking up the barrel of rum. Two days later we could already taste a glass of the rum, which we brought over the ocean.
We also met Chris and his blue container. He was selling Oyster and mussels, also he had Oyster Stout. In Falmouth it is only allowed to fish Oysters on the traditional way, which means by sail. Every winter ten or fifteen workboats sailing the Fal for catching Oysters.
Only fishing the traditional way, this should be complemented everywhere.
Monday we heaved anchor, set sail and smoothly departed the bay on our way to Isle of Wight. It was here in Yarmouth were we unloaded two tons of cacao beans. The weather was beautiful and with the high tide we heaved about thirty bags of beans on the pier.
A lot of people came by to visit the Tres Hombres and were interested in our story. In the evening we visited Yarmouth.
Meanwhile we are back at sea. There is no wind or sometimes just a little. Every tide we drift some miles in the east and when the current change we drop anchor. Tomorrow more wind will come. Amsterdam is not far from now anymore.
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