Author Archives: August Dirks


# 025 Thursday, February 8, 2018 Saint-Laurent-du-Maconi, Guyana, La France. 54º01´685´´, North, 005º30´618´´ West LAND IN SIGHT The Fools are up the river Maroni. The world change from blue to green. After a fortnight of an undisturbed horizon abounds the jungle around. Still at sea a fucking couple of turtles prepared them a jolly welcome. […]


Logbook # 024 Monday, January 22, 2018 Tarrafal, São Antão, Cabo Verde. 25º18´401´´, North, 016º57´117´´ West AMERICA ! The sea keeps on calling. Strong winds keep pushing westward. The sailors long for new horizons. Partir, c’est mourir un peu. Scandalously, we leave this generous folk who’s now massively preparing their most frenetic annual ceremony, the […]


022 Sunday, December 17, 2017 Mindelo Harbour, São Vincente, Cabo Verde. 24º59´333´´ North, 016º53´026´´ West NO STRESS The small town of Mindelo is a country in itself, far away from anywhere. Abundant smiles accompany us everywhere. Pedestrians, women and street dogs are treated with full respect. Our land base is the “Backyard of the Artists”, […]


021 Monday, November 27, 2017 Mindelo Harbour, São Vincente, Cabo Verde. 24º59´333´´ North, 016º53´026´´ West BACK TO BASIC It feels like the ship sails a century backwards into history, chucking modernity rapidly overboard. Daylight lasts from seven to seven and telebanking, electricity, clockworks, news, agendas and garb quickly become a sideshow. Staple food on this […]


020 Thursday, November 16, 2017 Mindelo Harbour, São Vincente, Cabo Verde. 24º59´333´ North, 016º53´026´´ West SURRENDED BY WRECKS Since leaving Amsterdam more than three months ago, the Fools seem condemned to continuously waggling the waves. The fate of a flying Dutchman. Only the harbour master of Illa de Arousa stealthly conceded a mooring of four days […]


The Captain’s Black Log Book 019 Monday, October 30, 2017 Valle Gran Rey, Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain. 28º24´30´´ North, 0016º57´52´´ West FOOD . The Fools finally arrive at their eternal summer. The pilot boat of San Sebastián harbour, on the Canarian island Gomera, gracefully escorts the ship to a deserted beach with pristine waters. Playa […]


018 Tuesday, October 10, 2017 At 3 hours from San Sebastián, Canary Islands, Spain. 28º24´30´´ North, 0016º57´52´´ West FAREWELL TO EUROPE ! The world trip finally gets going. Departure again was postponed for about a week, for many a last minute ajustment, for meteorological reasons and for the petrol station running out of diesel, scandalously […]


017 Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Illa de Arousa, Galicia, Spain. 42º34´54´´ North, 008º52´58´´ West About a month ago the Fools arrived, exhausted, to this island and the locals required a relaunch of the fool’s spectacle as they remembered nineteen years earlier. Right they proved to be. A whole range of elements conspired to realize their […]