Logbook Tres Hombres (August 28, 2012)
Good morning homefront, back at sea! by captain Arjen van der Veen
Sitting on my sea chest in the capt'ns cabin thinking of my friends and loveones at home. Sunday at 1500 we departed from our homeport Den Helder. Winds NW force 6, we set our first sail inside the harbor at the same time saying thanks and goodbyes to our friends from tugboat Jutter. Yes Tres Hombres is a true sailing vessel, so one without engine. One tack was enough to take us to the North sea. At sea the waves had been building and the first signs of seasickness appeared. Some of our guest crewmembers did not really know what happened to them. But how amazing the human body can adapt to any situation. With a nice wind from the NW we sailed SSW and set all her sail. In the night the wind became variable at the latitude of Ijmuiden passing windfarms on our port quarter. Our two officers of the watch and their crewmembers took care of the winds in the night while I lay awake in my bunk. Yes at sea again after spending 1 year in the office of our company Atlantis Fairtransport while my dear friend Jorne sailed the Tres Hombres to the Caribbean and back. It is amazing to be back onboard again. I feel good but weird at the same time. Thinking life is full of changes, and those changes makes life.
The wind came back on Ruurd his watch at 0900 while I was drinking green tea reflecting my life. With the south wind force 5 it took us till 1800 to reach Great Yarmouth. Now we are heading back to sea waiting till the morning. The harbor master will let us know if we can come in already tomorrow for the weekend festival.
Well with less seasickness around, having a great dinner with potatoes, beans and spek. I am going to rest my head while other are dreaming with me.
Proud captain Longhair
Aka: Arjen van der Veen
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