DATE: 03-07-14 GMT: 08-40 POS: 50-02.6 N, 001-36.4 W COG: 275 SOG: 3.5
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND DIR: SSW
WIND SPD: 10-15 knots
SEA STATE: Calm
AIR PRES: 1022
Third of July. We are in the north of the city of Cherbourg and sailing slowly towards the Atlantic Ocean. The wind is variable in direction and speed and our progress highly depends on the strong tidal streams. The weather forecasts also vary quite a bit as high pressure areas are not that stable and predictable systems.
The closer we get to the center of the English channel, the more cargo ships we see. There are dozens of them, of variable size and shapes, driving this highway of the sea up to the North and Baltic Seas, or down to the Atlantic ocean. Some of them are almost 400 meters long. Next to them we feel small and slow but we proudly carry our organic wine back to France, like a message in a barrel.