19 March 2015 - Fairtransport
picture : Mike Baird
DATE:19-03 GMT:00.50 POS:21.48 N,68.30 W COG:340 SOG:6
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
Today again we didn´t had so much wind,
Therefore maintenance on the ship we did.
A family of humpback whales came by very close,
Swimming north at a gentle pace.
The moment the sun was saying us goodbye,
A cool breeze came to move us through the night.
The Acores is still some miles to go,
When we will arrive; I cannot know.
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 […]