Since the departure from Grenada, end of March, the ship and its crew (and the 24.000 bars of chocolate!) have been mainly at sea. One wonders here on land how it is to pass such long periods on the sea, being surrounded only by endless views of water, day and night. Captain Jorne made a blog post on the ship’s blog, to explain (or at least try, as he says). His original Dutch text is translated here, and I’ve added some pictures that the crew has made earlier on this voyage on the sea – views speak for themselves…
THE SEA, BY CAPTAIN JORNE
(Original version of the text in Dutch on the blog of Tres Hombres. )
‘On shore sometimes people ask me: “Isn’t that boring, weeks on end just to see the sea”. If you regularly follow our blog, I hope you realize that it is anything but boring. If not, then I can not blame you of course. The real soul of the sea is sometimes difficult to pass on to someone who has not experienced firsthand. Life at sea is fundamentally different to life on shore, it is a world apart. Life on board itself, you might still be able to understand reading our blog. But the sea itself, that special wet element, I will try in a few sentences to shed some more light on it for you.What does one see all day? The sea is like a mirror, so the clouds are reflected in the sea. At lower latitudes, in the trade areas, there is often a blue sky and therefore a blue sea, with here and there, sometimes tenuous, sometimes volatile and sometimes threatening cumulus clouds. On somewhat higher width, the clouds are determined by the high and low pressure zones and the associated cold and heat fronts. These often provide the most amazing skies with low and high clouds, rainbows, fog, halos and other phenomena. Then of course there are the elements like the moon, the sun, the stars and planets which leave their impression, color and mood behind in the sea.
Three weeks at sea boring? Don’t think so! Come and try yourself and board on the Tres Hombres and: boring = money back!
Oh and if you did get curious to experience the sea for yourself, details HERE
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