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”
Mornings are grey, afternoons are sunny. Probably an effect from temperature changes. Dense fog at times and horn sound from invisible creatures. The Moon is growing each day among the stars. Breads rise well and overflow into the bottom of the oven and are delicious. The four cans of tea and coffee are very often […]
…of Skagerrak is quite smooth. 20 or 25 kts were expected in the middle so I drew a blue line on the chart, do not pass over. Fortunately we never had to dowse the royal and as soon as the wind increased we turned the ship around towards the peaceful Danish coast. Each watch gets […]
And so I return yet another time to Gudhjem, home of the Gods. This beautiful small port on the North East coast of Bornholm and its people hold a very special place in my heart. Sailing along the coast and passing the rugged cliffs, anticipation for our arrival rises. Soon Thor, the local wooden motor […]