22 oktober 2014 - Logbook Tres Hombres
Here I am sitting in our Fairtransport office in Den Helder, Netherlands, drinking my Fairtransport Coffee and checking our e-mail to see if there is a message from the ship to post on the website. I’m looking marinetraffic.com to pick up signal from Tres Hombres ship and I’m happy to see she is in reach again of the AIS shore stations (the stations receive a AIS signal which is approx <40 km )
She is clipping along with 8.5 knots. Tres Hombres passed the Strait of Dover last night and looking at the last positions received earlier today she needed only one tack to sail through it. (see picture attached) It is pretty busy in the Channel but the crew is having a lookout on deck at all times to help the helmsman to navigate through the traffic lanes without troubles. I remember standing on deck together with my fellow crewmembers of the starboard watch, looking at the other ships, the shore and beautiful sky, telling stories to each other.. this was two years ago. It changed my life and I’m sure it will do to the current crew.
At this moment I’m looking at the weather forecast and it looks like it might take only a few (2-3-4?) more days for Tres Hombres to enter the port of Brixham, England. Keep checking our website to stay up-to-date and read more stories of our crew!
Oh, do you wish to send a warm greeting, love notes, poems, etc to the crew (only in text, no pictures or files) please send it to email@example.com and we’ll pass it on to them!
The NE breeze was already blowing gently during the night. What a wonderful moment to give freedom to our rusty anchor who held us for 48 hours in 25 m deep and let her dry under a warm sun on the cat head. Once we started drifting, lashing the anchor and securing the chain at […]
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 […]