22 June 2015 - Fairtransport
DATE: 22 06 15 GMT: 1146 POS: 49 48 N,003 09 W COG:202 SOG:4,5
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
CURRENT DIR: NE
Pressure is rising and also the hope of having made the last tack over the channel!
After a rough ride towards the English coast yesterday we had a very nice dinner in a smooth Lyme Bay, celebrating the longest day of the year, the seaman’s Sunday and a nice voyage with wines from 3 different countries…
Now we head close hauled towards the Atlantic edge of Bretagne, waiting for some NW winds and some sunshine after the depression..
See you soon Douarnenez!
Not much has been written here about the inner world of the Tres, i.e., what lies below its deck. Before I was able to set foot on board, I have always been curious about what’s there. Now I can report from first-hand experience. Beginning with the bow, there is the locker, where various things are […]
Emotional farewell at the port. Tears are wiped away quickly by the fresh wind. Hectic activity onboard redirects my attention: Sails need to be launched! Where again was the halyard for the inner jib? I can’t remember but someone tells me where it is. Once the course is set everyone is assigned to one of […]
Take a good look at her! The curves. The canvas. The tempting lines. The salt, whispering from the crevasses in the weathered wood. The wind, the memory of which is trapped into the folds of the harbour furl. She is Tres Hombres, Tres for the crew. Trusty, steady, free. What most might not realize is […]