12 May 2015 - Fairtransport
DATE:11-05 GMT:22.35 POS:50.39 N, 000.02 E COG:90 SOG:3 kn
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
WIND SPD:2-3 Bf
Set course for Belgium.
After a short stay in Yarmouth on Isle of Wight we are back at sea.
We unloaded six bags of cacao from Grenada for Seaforth Chocolate Co.
Arno van Wijk makes chocolate from cacao beans transported only by Tres Hombres.
We were having a very warm welcome and a lovely time with Arno, Lurike and their two daughters. Thank you so much.
Thomas and Gaspard came by on Tres Hombres to get some inspiration. They are good friends and working on the design of the clipper ship.
Monday morning we set sail from the Yarmouth Pier and sailed the Solent with the upcoming water east bound.
Now we are sailing along the southern coast of England with light westerly winds and fog.
We are in the busiest shipping route of the world but we do not see a single ship.
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 […]
Today we rolled our merry way past the Dover Callais line in a magical orange sunrise, having now officially left the English channel at our stern. Where we also had a stark reminder that not all of us are as privileged and free as us here on our little square rig shipping around a Corona […]