4 juli 2014 - Logbook Tres Hombres
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.
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 […]
So here we are, back in Amsterdam, with an empty cargo hold, preparing for the next trip. Six months have passed since we first left Den Helder on that grey November day. I still remember the steady sound of the tugboat, like a frantic clock rushing us. Soon the time would not matter that much, […]