Wind is good for Ålesund

Which has its down side as well, 24hours longer with no toilet. The bucket topic is on a different level. As it were till now just girls using to pee, the guys are now discussing, who will be the first doing a big business on the bucket. Someone needs to break the ice…  Beside this……

Good morning… Sun is out, water calm 

And nothing reminds on the last two days…  The route is south and sometimes it’s good if nothing new is to report.  I washed all my underwear (4) last night as I had just one left. By that I got a bit over board and also washed my woolen long pants and the two functional…

Rørvig, heading south

The storm calmed down over night and we left Rørvig in the morning. Not as early as planned as we wanted to take the opportunity to get a new toilet. As the guys repaired the blocked pump yesterday and cleaned everything from urine stone the also detected that the screws holding the toilet and the…

Calling in at Rørvig for the night. 

As the storm builds up we decided to take the tour between the little islands and deal with nasty shallow areas instead of getting blown away on the ocean side.  We reach a habour on the Inner Vikna, Rørvig and planning on staying over night until the worst is over and keep continuing our journey…

Out of Service

Well, a lot things happens on a boat but actually this is the first time that I really experience the nightmare of a toilet out of order. We had it flooding the boat a several times but this time someone forgot to that the basket next to it is for paper and the toilet just…

It’s getting windy and wet…

The calm before the storm. We have a lot to expect: wind 35m/s, rain 16mm/12h… We are prepared, come what may. And now we catch the last rays of sun. S/Y Fairwinds – Lets Nonen est Omen. ⛵️☀️💨💦🌊

Barbeque, fish and a little rain in Nordfjord

Leaving the Arctic circle or not, that doesn’t change anything on our habits. Fishing and Barbeque. We cought plenty on our way and are looking forward to a nice spot at the end of the Nordfjord.  The flora has changed. The trees are more and taller as well. The top of the mountains carry some…

Good bye arctic Circle 

We are leaving the arctic circle. It’s a good moment to take some time and think about the highlights of this tour.  Two eagle spread their wings and fly close by. Freedom is one of the feelings that dominates me being on this ship through the Arctic. We haven’t made 80Latitude, but we made 79….

The open sea calls again 

We’ve been docked for while and one could tell that we got itchy feed. It’s overdue to be back on the water. Down south, heading towards Bergen. We hope to be there by end of the month.  Fredrik gives an introduction in everything important for the new ones but it doesn’t hurt to listen as…

Graffiti lanes and Kafka

What exactly means waking up early. I always thought like if not more than 25% of the people are awake. That usually was Manu and me and now Genevieve and me. When I came in the kitchen this morning I found already three people sunken in books after breakfast… It’s not yet 9… I grab…

Last Barbeque in town

We come back around lunch time from our excursion to the island and hang out on the boat. I take a shower, had one yesterday but a) it’s good to take advantage of the availability and b) do I smell like a bun fire on legs… That probably is not going to change, as my…

Wilderness – a night out. 

If I’d thought about a night out a year ago, this would not have been the first thing on my mind. But I must say if was the far best night out in a pretty long time, year or decades… We drove over to a little island, just on the other side of the habour,…