Sunshine after the rain

Sunshine after the rain....fifteen times a day even! Thus, enough work to do for all hands on deck for the increase of wind during showers often means that some sails have to be set and some have to be stowed. It results in spectacular views also.

On a golden ship

Every minute or so the light changes when shining through the clouds and heaven & sea change continuously as well. It almost looks like we are sailing on a golden ship in the evening light after an enormous downpour.

eye-catching spectacle

Since we left in Porto four days ago the trip to Las Palmas is different as to the "normal" weather pattern one would expect. This year we are dealing with an "Azores low" instead of an "Azores High" (the usual high pressure area above the Azores). 
South western wind instead of north-eastern this time and a continuous changing of clouds and sun. There is plenty to do for crew and guests. Fortunately there is enough time left to enjoy the spectacle of light, air and water. And we are the spectators right in the middle!

 33°13’N 012°46’W

about the author

Moritz Kuhlenbäumer - Captain Clipper Stad Amsterdam

Between 2007 and 2012 Moritz sailed on the Stad Amsterdam already as second officer for one year and as first officer for four years. In June 2015 Moritz Kuhlenbäumer became one of the two captains on board.