12 mai 2015 - Fairtransport
DATE:11-05 GMT:22.35 POS:50.39 N, 000.02 E COG:90 SOG:3 kn
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND SPD:2-3 Bf
Set course for Belgium.
After a short stay in Yarmouth on Isle of Wight we are back at sea.
We unloaded six bags of cacao from Grenada for Seaforth Chocolate Co.
Arno van Wijk makes chocolate from cacao beans transported only by Tres Hombres.
We were having a very warm welcome and a lovely time with Arno, Lurike and their two daughters. Thank you so much.
Thomas and Gaspard came by on Tres Hombres to get some inspiration. They are good friends and working on the design of the clipper ship.
Monday morning we set sail from the Yarmouth Pier and sailed the Solent with the upcoming water east bound.
Now we are sailing along the southern coast of England with light westerly winds and fog.
We are in the busiest shipping route of the world but we do not see a single ship.
The NE breeze was already blowing gently during the night. What a wonderful moment to give freedom to our rusty anchor who held us for 48 hours in 25 m deep and let her dry under a warm sun on the cat head. Once we started drifting, lashing the anchor and securing the chain at […]
as every day the tide is changing, our course over ground is changing, the side where the sails are set is changing, the meals as well. Although something never changed since we left Amsterdam; the motivation expressed from all buddies on board. Yes, it is hard not to sleep well because of the boat bouncing […]
It has been a 48h of tacking in the very agitated sea and sky… With the tide, we came back exactly where we were the day before in a distance of 15 miles straight line. The reality is that we needed so many little straight lines to reach this 15 miles further south. The explanation […]