27 februari 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”
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 […]
“They call it the Caribbean of the North”…where you can have buckets of liquid sunshine and imagine coconuts growing on city lights. Welcome to the magical experience that is sailing a cargo of 19.000 bottles of natural French wines to Denmark. Telling a story about the last two weeks is not easy. So many beautiful […]
The departure maneuver in Copenhagen was super cool and smooth! It is great to move a big sailing ship like this in a harbor under sails. Nowadays being under sails inside a port is forbidden. I allowed us to do it because it’s possible and it’s very important to understand your ship under all circumstances, […]