28 February 2015 - Fairtransport
Here’s Why We Should Bring Back Sails. Gargantuan, Sky-Scraping Sails.
The modern cargo freighter plows through the seas, its iron and steel displacing hundreds of thousands of tons of water as it crosses the ocean, ceaselessly back and forth, choking down millions of barrels of the unseemliest sludge of fossil fuels in production: Bunker 380, what is essentially tar. The fumes from this black nightmare of a fuel – the lowliest scum offal from the oil-refining process – perennially char the air from Hong Kong to the Panama Canal, Los Angeles and London. It’s so toxic that on land, Bunker 380 is generally only permitted to produce asphalt. >>> READ MORE
Tug; tack, tack, (accidental tack and gybe), tack, tack, tack, tack, etc. Like Tres Hombres’ mission, we sail backwards to go forwards Learning from the past, bracing and making fast 14 days of full-on by, Starling satellites sail through the night sky Engineless, just starlight in our small 32 m world alone in the ocean […]
We are now a week on the eastward crossing. We are heading to Europe. Sailing across the Atlantic. From Boca Chica we were heading straight into the Mona passage with huge waves, which made us a wet welcome on the great ocean. The boat was healing deep into the water at the realign. Our socks […]
We are fully loaded to the brim with Coffee, Rum and Chocolate. Barrels in the noise room, that’s probably a first. With time to think after weeks of harbours and civilization, I am finally writing my 4th blog article on this journey. Returning home I really look forward to seeing my families and friends again […]