If I would have had a great spear I would have struck down a windmill today. One windmill, on the end of a huge field, closed the entrance into the Knock Deep and we had to tack in between the South cardinal and the windmill. Henk came just out of the galley with 2 pots of tea and a great cake made of old porridge, when I put some orders for an immediate tack on himâ€¦.
Since today I am a fierce windmill opponent and that from heart. There are places and uses for them which I really appreciate, like on the davits of our ship or on the breakwater of Oostende harbor, direct use without complete destruction of the landscape or blocking sailing ship traffic on open waters. Or like the great windmills used in Holland as grain mills or water pumps where people used to live in, where the sheets were manned by hand and the impact on the landscape was a beautiful one.
The Tres Hombres
GENERAL SYNOPSIS: ON BOARD THE TRES HOMBRES
Some weeks totally blow your mind. When I look back over the last few days it is difficult to believe it. My week turned upside down when I got a call on Sunday. -The Tres Hombres has arrived in Cornwall early. Do you want to go sailing?- -HELL YES!-
Within 24 hours I had boarded a coach to the Cornwall gathering up Alex, Jamie and Leo to join the adventure. We joined the good ship Tres Hombres in Charlestown, a stones throw from St Austell. The ship was anchored just outside of the harbour. We met Andreas, the current Captain and one the 3 -hombres-, in the harbour bar and immediately swapped tales and stories of the Caribbean, rum trade and history of the ship. Although we had not met before, it instantly felt like we were old friends..........................>> Read more
On May 11th, the Tres Hombres sailing cargo ship, our trans-Atlantic chocolate delivery boat, will arrive at Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Everyone is welcome to see the ship there as we set sail again to make the short trip to Gun Warf Quay in Portsmouth harbor.
On May 11th in the afternoon, the 12th and 13th everyone is welcome to visit the ship at Gun Warf Quay and taste our chocolate, now aged for 2 months in the holds of the beautiful ship and tasting amazing.
We officially unload our UK delivery of chocolate to our importer on May 13th.
See you there, we hope.