14 February 2022 - Logboek Tres Hombres
MEET OUR SHIP’S COOK
Position on board: COOK
Former occupation on land (or how do you keep yourself busy when you are not sailing)?
I am working for New Dawn Traders. I am an acupuncturist, carer and set builder.
Which book, film, song and/or event inspired and sparked in you first the dream of a life at sea?
The wish to do it was just always there. To go to the unknown, to the extreme.
A movie that inspired me is The life aquatic of Steve Zissou.
What to pack for your sea chest, absolutely?
Superglue, woolen socks, woolen jumpers, boots, burn cream.
What to leave ashore, doubtless?
Obligations, ‘loose-ends’ and D.I.D (aka Dramatic Interpersonal Dynamics).
Which is your favorite peace corner onboard aka where do you hide when you need to be alone.
My cabin, because I have the privilege of being alone in there.
What do you like the most onboard: a detail of the ship, a routine, a person, an activity…?
Mealtimes! Inviting friends to my little Bistrot for food, 3 times a day, every day.
Three Magic Words to hold fast to onboard?
Not’ a f***ing word! This will make sense only to a few people, but it is a homage. It is related to a personal story, a fellow sailor, a friend, someone who was very dear to me and who is not with us anymore.
If Tres Hombres was a wild creature, which one she would be?
A black horse; sometimes it feels like we are galloping through the sea.
Biggest fear before joining and greatest satisfaction on the way?
Falling overboard and dying in a storm were my biggest fears.
Making flatbreads in Biscay (in tough weather conditions) my greatest satisfaction.
Why Tres Hombres?
‘cause she is a badass engineless ship!
Travelling through infinite sceneries even though they may look the same on the surface. Bizarre images of ships that look like blockhouses… sometimes seeing only their silhouette in the fog or in the middle of the sunset painted in the deepest orange and dark blue of the water. Dolphins playing in the water… jellyfish… glowing […]
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