05 Mar ‘Oosterschelde’ spurts through the water
‘Oosterschelde’ spurts through the water
5 March 2013
This afternoon we had Recife abeam. We are still about 300 miles from the coast of Brazil and the chance that we will end up in the north-going Guyana current is small. Therefore we can bear-away and ease the sheets a bit. It is only 15 degrees, but the ‘Oosterschelde’ immediately shoot away. 7, 8, 9 knots without any problems. Though the waves are quite high and come from the side, the ship doesn’t sway and is steady in the water. We go very fast and every now and then a big wave sets us to the side. To keep us alert. If we keep up this speed it is only a few days before we will land in Brazil.