I want their lives.
Some of you may know that I spent a bit of time as a crew member on the Barque Europa, a Dutch tall ship, after high school. Three of the other crew members I befriended, Arjen (better known as Boogie), Jorne and Andres,made 2000’s voyage their last as crewmen on the ship and split off to start their own shipbuilding and merchant trading company. Unfortunately, the website is in Friesian…
I’ve kept in touch with Boogie since then, and he just informed me that finally, after nearly 10 years in design and construction, their first full sized trading and training vessel aptly named the Tres Hombres, has made her maiden voyage.
Anyway, I’m super excited for them – they took out the sloop and videotaped it.
It’s just so damn cool.