Masekowitz on his Class 40 "Croix du Sud"
“I think I'm through,” tweeted Henrik Masekowitz yesterday and said: The Doldrums, which waft around a little north of the equator, are aft. On his one-hand, non-stop trip around the world, he wanted to "better adjust to a two-week lean angle". Because through the southeast trade wind it is now more close to the wind, and that is quite a blast on a Class 40.
This morning Masekowitz passed the zero degree of latitude, a reason to celebrate on every ship in the world. But with what?
The provisions are put in the lockers - but what else was where?
Henrik Masekowitz 'Dr. ChristinRohsius responsible. It is therefore not always clear to her husband which bag of freeze-dried food contains which delicacy and where it is. ChristinRohsius has sorted the meals into four large plastic boxes, two more contain additional ingredients such as broth, spices or peanuts. And a box - quickly stowed out of sight as a precaution during the last state parliaments (port completely aft!) - contains "treats" wrapped in gift paper for special occasions. They are labeled with "Doldrums" or "First Advent".
A very special treat also came with it: fortune cookies
But where the hell is the "Equator" package to celebrate the occasion appropriately? Chance would have it - and that defused the situation - that this time two treats almost fell on the same date: "Equator" and "First Advent", just one day apart. And the wife knows like a shot from the pistol that there is of course marzipan in the package for the first Advent. She has a doctorate in biology - is one of the most sought-after experts in Germany when it comes to cocoa or chocolate, and can probably lecture in every detail about where the chocolate comes from, what defines its quality and how it is prepared.
As a rule, he knows where the provisions her husband bought in a supermarket in Douarnenez before leaving Douarnenez. But what his Tinin Norderstedt stowed in which boxes often remains a mystery to him. So sometimes strange Twitter messages come from on board, not about getting ahead, not about the mood, not even about the weather, but rather: "I found the oil !!"
Masekowitz ‘Spiritual brother, Joe Harris, who is astern on a similar vehicle on the same mission, has already received his treat well before the equator. A true American won't skip Thanksgiving even when he's alone on the high seas. Lonely in the northeast trade wind, he reports: "My freeze-dried turkey was great!"