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And this!


I could end this post right here but I´m going to tell you an amazing story and you´re going to realise that the world is still magical and good. You´re going to have faith in the children of this planet and you will know that allthough hard times might be coming… there is hope.

(for instance: going back through my posts the last month or so I realize that my subconscious knew that “something was coming”, I was worried and distressed. Something did come. My son is sick and I had to leave the forest for a little while. My senses were right. That´s magic. Right there)

This is a life boat


It most have been around a year ago. My daughter Victoria had skipped school and enrolled herself on a school ship (Danish tradition, we are naval nation). She couldn´t deal with the stress and sense of powerlessness she felt being a young person in this model of society the road was carved in stone: school, school, school, stress, work, stress, a family, more work, death (sometimes some young people percieve it that way).
She wanted adventure. Travel the world. Wind in her hair. Freedom…  so she took a leap of faith and a year ago we were visiting her at the school ship named Georg Stage.
It was good for her with the strict structure onboard and all of the hard core practical competences she achieved. She´s always been a hard worker, loyalty and tight relationships has always been important to her.

Sebastian and Silas were walking through Copenhagen and they couldn´t find the good ship of Georg Stage, instead they found another old school looking type of ship: made of wood, white sails.
They asked the people onboard of this ship if they knew of Georg Stage. They did. But it was docked far away so they offered the boys to sail them there (“it will be faster” they said”) and so they transported the boys, on this very life boat, to Victoria.
She noticed the kind people and the name of the ship: Tres Hombres.

A year later, here she is


(Goddamnit I´m so proud! Look at her! They´re unloading the freight in the background, Tres Hombres carries Rum and Chocolate and is on it´s way to the Carribean, stopping by in Copenhagen that´s why I were able to hug her. Yesterday)

You know when you buy sustainable fair trade coffee and chocolate it´s a very, very good thing; let´s decrease the level of poisson in the world. However this sustainable fair trade coffee and chocolate is still being shipped around the globe in gigantic container ships who happens to be very poluting.
There is a dire need in this age of globalisation for FAIR and emissions free transport.
Enter her bosses (well, she´s actually a share owner now so the more you support this business – the more you support my daughter so go go go): FAIRTRANSPORT.EU

Among the tall buildings of steel and glass you might be lucky and see this (they´re at Knippelsbro right now)



Visiting my daughter on her way to the carribean was a spectacular experience.
She showed us around. Down here the crew sleeps


It´s very much like our first year in the forest. Small space. The smell of tar.
“You can do this” I said smilingy
“I can” she said “I´m experienced”


This is where she eats (the catch fish in the ocean)


And this is the library


This is the navigation room


This is the compas


This is the deck


These are her colleagues


And this is the cargo room


And these are the inscriptions


You know?

(Need anything transported? Why not use these people?)


  1. My daugther Victoria sometimes blog about her experiences onboard:


  2. Absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story, and may we see a lot more of this in the years to come. Let’s try to silence the people who say that all this “eco hippie nonsense” will never work 😉


  3. BeeHappee says:

    I really enjoyed this read, Andrea!!! Thank you for sharing. Pulling up some info on shipping, found this very informative short video about the shipping and Tres Hombres.
    This is from 2 years ago, I am glad they are still sailing strong.
    You must be so proud of your daughter. It is so inspiring seeing people doing good things and living life.


  4. Rick says:

    What a great story! I’m sooo jealous of her adventures and inspired by people actually doing something useful and not harming the planet…thanks for sharing!


  5. Reminds me of a song

    Wooden ships on the water, very free and easy
    Easy, you know the way it’s supposed to be
    Silver people on the shoreline, let us be
    Talkin’ ’bout very free and easy

    Congratulations to you and your daughter! Absolutely marvelous!


  6. Olive says:

    Your song reminds me of my childhood…running around with that blaring (CSN&Y?) at family barbeques, Northern California. The ship is impressive, all the more because it is run without a motor, right? My girls are in awe of Victoria’s strength and determination. Sailing the open seas in a traditional ship seems like hard work! Beautiful!!


    1. Crosby Stills Nash and Young, yessiree bob! My childhood, too.


    2. BeeHappee says:

      Olive, my 7 yr old and I watched the “Maidentrip” not too long ago, and she was super fascinated and excited to sail the world. 🙂 Victoria reminds me of the girl in the Maidentrip. Cool to see that young people can try out their sailing wishes on Tres Hombres (they are looking for the crew, by the way 🙂 )

      Renee, nice song, had not heard before.


  7. nicoleaugust says:

    Nice ! Your daughter writes well !


  8. Norman Andrews says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this, it made my spirits sore.



  9. DM says:

    Loved the pictures. Stirred several things in me reading it. I’m a reader, so I was drawn to the picture of the ship’s library. Sounds like a life changing adventure your daughter is on. Definitely takes courage. DM


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