16 februari 2017 - Fairtransport
DATE: 15-02-17 GMT : 14-15 POS: 15-23.6 N, 074-16.8 W COG: 025 SOG: 6.5
Cruising along in the Caribbean sea. We are sailing full and by with all sails up and she is running up and down the waves smoothly.
The wind goes stronger and lower as the fair-weather cumulus clouds pass. It veered in our favor this morning after sunrise and at the moment we can head to the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
The last part will be made of tacking our way up the south coast of Hipaniola. Life on board continues at the same paste with a bit more heeling and a bit less rolling. A few more days of this should bring us in sight of land again.
First mate Remi
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND DIR & SPD: East by South, 20 knots
CLOUDS: 4/8 Cumulus
SEA STATE: 2m Easterly swell
AIR TEMP: 27 C
AIR PRES: 1018 hPa, rising
It’s midnight, we wake up. It’s morning light outside! We can clearly see. The deck, the water surrounding us, the faces of my shipmates, the horizon melting in thousands of colors of blue. The moon goes to sleep, the other watch also. We’re alone on deck with a very light breeze. We’re like an evolution […]
Paint and stain possible on this beautiful day. All sails are up, even the jib that the kids painted in Amsterdam. We sat her under the mainsail. We call it the ‘dolphin sail’. Some of the crew members enjoyed cooking yesterday while Soraia had a day off. Her pastas, oignons beignets, pizzas, lasagna and vegetables […]
Fingers grab the outer jib sheet … Are they mine? Hands feel the curiosity Of last year’s boson The mumbling drums of this refit And that refit Echoes of detachment sweat That rinsed all those backs Shaped all those minds Into a pale blue line Man, just had this crazy dream Was it mine? Boots […]