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.
Life on Tres Hombres has been an experience and a half! After a few years where we all had a life constraining effect from corona and a chance meeting with an old friend who had sailed on Tres Hombres previously my heart was set on an adventure. A sailing trip from Amsterdam to Les Sables […]
LOCATION NOTES: Den Helder: for those who have been around Tres Hombres since her early days, this name will ring more than one bell and recall many memories. It is a town in Noord Holland which faces the island of Texel and looks over the Wadden Zee, with its place in the maritime history of […]
MEET OUR TRAINEE ARCO Age: 60 Nationality: DUTCH Position onboard: TRAINEE Former occupation on land (aka how do you keep yourself busy when you are not sailing)? I am a father of two. I work as occupational health physician, insurance physician, and an instituutsopleider at the Radboud University in Nijmegen (e.g. training new medical specialists). I also volunteer for the local GroenLinks political party, […]