27 February 2015 - Fairtransport
DATE: 27-2-15 GMT:0440 POS: 18º11.7´N, 68º47´W
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND SPD:5 knots
CLOUDS:2/8 cumulus, little showers
SEA STATE: flat
SEA TEMP: 27ºC
“Drop the anchor”
And here we are. After dealing some gales in north sea, sailing down the bay of Biscay, passing threw the Canaries Island´s wind shift, the Capo Verde swell, the loneliness 2000 mille Atlantic crossing, the Tres Hombres drop the anchor in Dominica republic.
Where the “tres Hombres Rum” -Berlin rum fest Golden meda-l come from, where the cocoa bean of the “Tres Hombres chocolate” ,bound for the the chocolate makers in Amsterdam ,come from, the main goal of a 8 months sailing trip around the Atlantic.
The crew celebrates this with a big fire on the beach, after negotiation with “El Commandant” in charge of custom/immigration on Isla Saona, a natural reserve on south east of Dominican Republic.
This week end, will take some good rest before preparing the ship to load the cargo, waterproofing the deck, caulking and pitching on program, as the historic old windjammers said:
“If the cargo gets wet, you better stay home”
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 […]