Category Archives: Captains Black Log

Captain August’s log book

THE BOOMBOAT

# 028 Saturday, May 12, 2018 SMS-pier, Waterkant #5, Paramaribo, Suriname. 55º09´173´´, North, 005º49´520´´ West THE BOOMBOAT The arrival of the Ship of Fools provoked a small revolution on the last jetties that belong to the Suriname Maritime Company. Expectations were high. The Company, in a heroic attempt to remount the inexorable slope, speeded up […]

A JOLLY ENTRY

# 027 Sunday, April one, 2018 SMS-pier, Waterkant #5, Paramaribo, Suriname. 55º09´173´´, North, 005º49´520´´ West A JOLLY ENTRY Arriving in Paramaribo feels like the coming home of a lost brother. The fools come back to the home country of sweet folly. It feels like sailing back to the Amsterdam of the seventies and find it […]

PARAMARIBO RIVERSIDE

# 026 Monday, March 12, 2018 Saint-Laurent-du-Maconi, Guyana, La France. 52º18´401´´, North, 005º57´117´´ West PARAMARIBO RIVERSIDE High tide averted the danger of being stuck in the mud forever. The biggest danger of seduction maybe has been the august largeness of the river, far beyond the majesty that presented us already rivers like the Neva or […]

LAND IN SIGHT

# 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. […]

AMERICA

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 […]

IL KAPITANO LOKO

# 023 Sunday, December 31, 2017 Porto Grande, Mindelo, São Vincente, Cabo Verde. 24º59´366´´, North, 016º53´258´´ West   IL KAPITANO LOKO The Cabo Verde Festival of Fools is fun. At eight in the evening the World Premiere is about to begin. “Captain Fool” awaits his public at the main gate of the Grand Port. From […]

NO STRESS

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”, […]

BACK TO BASIC

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 […]

SUROUNDED BY WRECKS

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 […]

FOOD

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 […]