22 October 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!
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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 […]