20 april 2015 - Fairtransport
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND SPD:3-4 Bf
As the days pass by, the continental plate is coming closer. We made about eight hundred miles since we left the Acores.
At the chart on the navigation table you can already see the European coastline . Last days were very cold and wet.
A warm cup of tea or coffee or a cup soup is giving some relief during the watch. ¨Take as much rest as possible and eat well¨, is the captains advice.
In the galley you can hear conversations about home. Also some small frustrations, unspoken of before, start to come to light.
These are the moments that you notice we all help each other. For a nice time we want to have. As we are sailing in every wind and weather, this also reflects back to us. In the end, good or bad weather does not exist. It is just the way it is. Together we are running this man made machine by the power of muscle, mind and heart. One direction we have to go, Forward it shall be!!!
The easterly winds makes the clouds disappear, a beautiful night with a sky full of twinkling stars. It makes everybody start shining again. Next days we have to tack our way east. A salty spray from the bow, a clear bleu sky and stars in the night will be our scenery.
The ship with her sails, she will be our refuge.
The NE breeze was already blowing gently during the night. What a wonderful moment to give freedom to our rusty anchor who held us for 48 hours in 25 m deep and let her dry under a warm sun on the cat head. Once we started drifting, lashing the anchor and securing the chain at […]
as every day the tide is changing, our course over ground is changing, the side where the sails are set is changing, the meals as well. Although something never changed since we left Amsterdam; the motivation expressed from all buddies on board. Yes, it is hard not to sleep well because of the boat bouncing […]
It has been a 48h of tacking in the very agitated sea and sky… With the tide, we came back exactly where we were the day before in a distance of 15 miles straight line. The reality is that we needed so many little straight lines to reach this 15 miles further south. The explanation […]