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A Sunday at sea

MONDAY 6TH of June 2022  12.00 Ships time = Gmt. 

It’s obvious now we are out of the DOLDRUMS 

11 days Out from Ascension 

08°-56'N : 030°-10'W   

Course= - North-westerly - Close Hauled SB-tack 

Wind =NEbyE 3, but yesterday and last night more NEbyN but since this morning we can steer 335°. 

We are quite content with this course, not a straight course to Horta but that is impossible in this part of the Ocean where the NE trade winds rule. We have to struggle to about 30° North before we can even think of setting a direct course to the Azores. 

Yesterday was a Sunday at sea so everybody was more or less relaxing and was only put to work if the ship or the handling of the sails needed them.

A lecture was given about the history of our ship that started off as a lightvessel in the river Elbe in 1911.  

Some were reading books, playing chess or playing with Boreas. 

Quite a fewlying flat out on deck and just gazing at the sails. 

Today everything is normal again, I know that in quite a few countries this is also a public holiday (Whit Monday or 2e Pinksterdag) but we left the lighting flames behind us in the Doldrums. 

Done   24 hrs     122 in310°5,1kts  Average 
Done 241hrs  1.352,5M =   5,6kts  Average,   
1770M South of Horta 

Alles Wel 


Geschreven door:
Klaas Gaastra | Captain, Bark EUROPA



Mooi. De Europa vroeger en de Europa nu. Wat een groot verschil.

margriet  |  10-06-2022 10:57 uur

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