31 May 2016 - Fairtransport
DATE: 29-5 GMT:20.39 POS:27.59 N,17.56 W COG:245 SOG:7.5
Tres Hombres is back at sea.
With all sails set, we left the port of Santa Cruz in La Palma.
Friends of the island came by to cast off the lines.
La Palma, also called Isla Bonita, is truly a beautiful rock in the ocean.
The plan was to make a short stop here and just let a few barrels of rum.
The weather let us stay a little longer as the last few days there was literally no breeze.
From the ancient volcano looked like the ocean or a wavy mirror that surrounded us.
Now the trade winds have returned, it is a good time for us to cross the Atlantic.
The first few miles it was very still on deck and everyone looked back and let all the beautiful moments
which we have had on La Palma pass by in his or her mind.
It always passes quickly and we are already accustomed to the rhythm of the sea.
Navigating with the sails and the wind. The dark makes us swell
The boat was loaded with delicious fruits and vegetables from the island.
Bananas and avocados are on our daily menu.
Now the cargo hold is slowly starting to fill.
Now we are setting sail for the Caribbean and South America to take on board coffee and cocoa.
Our first destination is Grenada, where we will load chocolates from Grenada Chocolate Company.
Without moonlight and a light breeze from behind, we set sail for our first night of our Atlantic crossing.
Isla Bonita; Muchos gracias, hasta luego
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND DIR & SPD:NE 4Bf
SEA TEMP:21.4 C
AIR TEMP:21 C
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