1 July 2015 - Fairtransport
I wasn’t the most attentive student in grade school but whenever the topic switched over to explorers and merchant traders, I’d be fully engaged. Wow, I’d think, here are a bunch of guys seeking out the unknown on sails. So why did they do it?
Seeking riches, forced labour, escape, curiosity, adventure, for the thrill… As a youngster, those were the feelings I wore as I pictured myself alongside Magellan.
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Wir segeln gerade “um die Ecke”, bei Ouessant, also aus dem Kanal in den Atlantik, auf dem Weg von Amsterdam nach Les Sables d’Olonne. Als Jugendlicher las ich alle Hornblower-Romane, die zum Teil genau hier spielen. Beim Lesen versuchte ich mir damals vorzustellen, wie ein Rahsegler und wie das Navigieren in Gezeitengewässern ohne Motor mit […]
Life on Tres Hombres has been an experience and a half! After a few years where we all had a life constraining effect from corona and a chance meeting with an old friend who had sailed on Tres Hombres previously my heart was set on an adventure. A sailing trip from Amsterdam to Les Sables […]
LOCATION NOTES: Den Helder: for those who have been around Tres Hombres since her early days, this name will ring more than one bell and recall many memories. It is a town in Noord Holland which faces the island of Texel and looks over the Wadden Zee, with its place in the maritime history of […]