26 Jun Thankful
26 June 2020
“Several years have already passed since we made the trip to Cape Horn. But when I recall moments of it there is one image I still remember. On a cloudy and very windy morning, I was on deck trying to make some footage. We had left Cape Horn a few days earlier and we were heading North sailing through Le Maire Strait.
I remember the look of the sea that day. Despite being sailing for a couple of long weeks already, with no other view than just the sea, it was not a monotonous view. That morning it looked like a patchwork composed by different tones of grey, divided in pieces drawn by the foam. Unstable and constantly changing as the waves were up and down. There were some albatrosses flying around as well.
Fortunately, by that time I had already overcome my seasickness. This was an “issue” the first week. So, I could just stay on deck and enjoy looking at the horizon. It felt like looking at something from the past. I couldn´t help to think about previous seamen and ships sailing there: the same winds, the same waves and the same sea along the centuries but becoming something new each time.
Being on board of a Tall Ship like the OOSTERSCHELDE in that point of the map is a very special experience in life. I feel thankful for getting the chance of being part of something like this. I hope, one day she will sail those waves again.”