17 décembre 2014 - Fairtransport
DATE:17122014 GMT:1935 POS:16 50 N, 23 42 W COG:211 SOG:7.9
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
Today it is our 4th day at sea and this was celebrated with a nice fudgecake Rianne our cook made. By the way the lunch was great too. I like soup and especially tomato soup! Fresh bread was made by Eagle Eye Joël. It has been good at sea for the past days with plenty of downwind sailing making up to 10 knots at times. We will average about 200 miles a day when we arrive in Brava.
Here in Brava we will deliver donated gymnastic equipment for schools on Brava and Fogo the last one recently a volcano got erupted. Hetty van der Linden from Paint the Future is the initiator for this project. And Fairtansport is transporting it for free to these islands. Children are our future! On the island Brava we will stock up with a lot of fruits and salted meat and fish already prepared for us. Yes we have some good contacts on the island! Some years ago Erick and Marijke immigrated to the island and we sailed all there furniture, tools and books etc. to the island over the past years. They have a small place where they live of the land. Well vertical land so to say. I think I counted 36 terraces last time I was there. They liVe in a small house and have even a guest house for visitors.
Erick is starting to make his own rum brand in rum barrels that we used to transport our Tres Hombres rum in from the Dominican Republic. Wine is also on the way growing slowly on the hills. So to say Brava is a paradise!
For sure Brava will be another adventure!
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