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.
Wonderful progress towards west yesterday. The front is passing now with rain and the wind died. We brailed up the main and braced square. It is the trimming for waiting for any kind of wind. The ship is heading north but drifts east. We can only try to drift slower what we don’t want now […]
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