6 April 2015 - Fairtransport
Photo by Richard Slootweg
DATE:05-04 GMT:23.15 POS:39.04 N,31.02 W COG:90 SOG:8
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND SPD:4 Bf
Just a few little miles to sail,
On our lee the island of Flores, Faial is on our bow,
Full moon´s light fills the sky,
Tres Hombres sailing nicely full and by.
Navigating between volcanoes on the Mid Atlantic Ridge,
Beautiful archipelago with a climate that´s unique.
Due to winds and ocean currents,
A stopping place for many sailing ships,
From India, from far East,from Africa, South America and the Caribbean,
On their way towards the European continent.
Is this the old Atlantis…. are we entering the new?
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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