Logbook Tres Hombres (August 8, 2012)
Tres Hombres on her way to Copenhagen, by Maisie, c/o
After all the petals & icing were washed off the deck from our very first wedding party onboard, we said our fond see-ya-laters to our family in Den Helder, the ship's home port. Our tug, the Jutter, took us kindly out of town and through the lock, we tried once to tack out of the channel against the wind & current. As the current changed to our favor, we took a few few hours' rest at anchor before leaving again-- this time to great success, and the north sea. The winds have been generally due north-west as we head north, now steering full and by with nearly all sails excepting the flying jib and the gaff topsail. We had an awfully fast first day, cruising at 9 knots. Fingers crossed that the wind returns with the dawn.
Oil drilling platforms dot the horizon and the windmills spin in the distance. Can you believe it! Must be awfully strange for the other workers to see us gliding in the wakes of car carriers and tankers. We will continue to see more of these installations as we continue north to Skagerrak, the danish sea, and later turn south to Copenhagen. We hope to make it to the city in good time, delivering 8,000 bottles of wine from the Loire Valley to the restaurant NOMA. NOMA (called "the best restaurant in the world" by someone) is famous for their foraged cuisine and now their lovely wine delivered by us (called "the best boat in the world" by Andreas.)
Although we have many new crew, the happy vibe onboard continues. Last night Anne made the most precious birthday cake you ever saw with marzipan daisies all on top! Sam played music across the deck, Wessel & his young son Sascha spiced up a curry, and now later, as Ruurd says, "the sun takes over from the moon."
Wishing love & luck on our friends & family ashore & at sea!
the crew of the 3 Hombres.
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