7 avril 2015 - Fairtransport
DATE: 6-4-15 GMT:2250 POS: 38º31.8’N, 28º37.5’W COG: anchored SOG: stationary
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND SPD: 25knots
CURRENT DIR: none
SEA STATE: calm
SEA TEMP: 16ºC
AIR TEMP: 18ºC
AIR PRES: 1027
After 24 days at sea the good sailing ship Tres Hombres dropped the anchor in the Port of Horta, on South East of Faial Island in the Azores archipelago.
The cargo is safe and dry.
Everybody on board’s happy to discover a new island.
Few days we need to fill up the board’s dry store.
Some sewing needs to be done on the sails, rough weather forged the spirit, and ripped the canvas.
Everyday closer to our old Europe.
Greetings from mid-Atlantic.
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 […]