1 January 2015 - Fairtransport
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
Celebrating New Year and my birthday on the middle of the ocean feels really special. As far as I know the dry land might even have disappeared. Around us there has been only water for days, and days to come. On board we had a great celebration with rum-punch, pizza, and a dancing party on the cargo hatch. The spirits are high, also because of the good speed we are making!
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I’m not the one fore homesickness, but on days like these I can’t help to think about how I normally spend New Years eve on land. I remember the good times I had celebrating my birthday with relatives and close friends. Drinking champagne under the Westertoren with my best friend. Dancing with my fellow hofbewoners in the Rijpenhofje. I remember gathering my friends in Amsterdam for my birthday and surprising them with my freshly cut dread-less head. I still see the priceless face of my brother when he saw my new haircut. I think back with pleasure at the good old times when I spend new year at my parents place and lighting a big bonfire with my brothers. Today is going to be added to those good memory’s, a great day of love and friendship on board the Tres Hombres where I feel secure and at home.
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I wish my family and friends all well and I think about you all. A lot of love to my parents, a specially to my dad, who goes trough a hard time at the moment. Sometimes I wish I could be there with you, but at the same time I now my place is here, clipping along 10 knots on this amazing, unlimited, mighty ocean, that dwarfs our little ship and of witch the sheer size is humbling and breathtaking.
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