Trade Winds

Category: Outdoor Scenes


Photo and caption by Sybrand Treffers

Historically, trade winds have been used by ships to cross the world's oceans for centuries, and enabled European empire expansion into the Americas and trade routes to become established across the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. During a 20 day sailingtrip last winter, crossing the Atlantic from the Canaries to the Caribbean, the people on board this Spanish Swan 60 sailingyacht where the first humans we (a crew of two) saw and spoke to. On this day, the trade winds were nowhere to be found. It gave the ocean this surealistic look. But that is how the middle of the Atlantic can look like too.

Location: Middels of Atlantic Ocean, between Cape Verde and Caribbean


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