16 november 2014 - Fairtransport
DATE:16112014 GMT:0859 POS:4703 N, 00854 W COG:185 SOG:8.5
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
Sunshine in a deep low. Yesterday afternoon the wind changed from the South to the West Northwest this means veering winds. With clear skies we tacked ship to the other bow. We sailing now on Starboard tack sailing South beam reach and fast with speeds up to 10 knots in gusts of wind. Ship is doing well as the crew steers her through the waves.
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, […]
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