25 février 2015 - Logbook Tres Hombres
DATE:24-02-15 GMT:0845 POS:13º07.4´N, 68º30.3´W COG:0º SOG:7kts
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
Bonaire, divers paradise, by officer on watch Francois Mangin Deville
Back at sea for the new crew on board the good ship Tres Hombres, last week we were moored in Bonaire. We couldn’t drop the anchor everywhere we wanted because the coast line of the island is protected, the locals take good care of the corral reef which surround the beaches.
It´s not allowed to catch fish here. So then the island is a paradise for the corral fishes.
Few of us where invited to do their diving initiation, dealing with the air bottle and the inflatable vest, breathing at ten meters deep is not usual for a human.
I did also some diving, to fix the plank caulking below the water line. It was damaged by the 4000 mille we sailed since the last dry docking.
First sailing rule: Keep the Ocean outside the ship.
More stories will follow, for the moment, we have to climb up the rigging to replace a yard brace.
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 […]