Position update 08.36 CEST: 58.01056 N, 7.6605 E
Position update 21.06 CEST: 58.62057 N, 9.42035 E
Expedition Report, 18.12:
Last night we sailed past the southernmost tip of Norway, Lindesnes. We’re heading towards Oslo at a good speed and can obviously arrive earlier than planned, should we want to. However, there are a lot of people that have set aside time on the 23rd to meet us, so we will keep to our original schedule, park the boat not to far away, and time our arrival in Oslo so that everything is according to plan.
We will arrive at the Fram Museum on Bygdøy at 14.00 on Saturday 23 October – the exact same place we left from on Midsummer’s Eve. There, everyone who wants to will be able to see the boat and meet the crew. We hope as many as possible will come to meet us.
Today we have enjoyed a beautiful day with calm sunny weather, sailing mostly close to land. There is so much to see! Trees, for instance. It may sound strange, but that is just one of the things we haven’t seen in months!
I’ve gone through our photo collection from the expedition, and enclose a few here.
One is from our small “communications department” on board, on the chart table, handmade by Erik and Kaare from Vindfangerbukta Baatforening. I also enclose a photo of our small stove with kettle, our only means of boiling water. We always fill the stove outside, using the same fuel as for the outboard motor, so we don’t have to bring two kinds of fuel.
Another photo of a bag tied to the mast is actually our storm jib. Plenty of bad weather taught us to always have it ready on deck.
The rest of the photos are from sailing into Bergen, and a couple ones from today, and from a picturesque place called Ny Hellesund.
Best regards from
The “Northern Passage”
The “Communications Department” on board the “Northern Passage” may appear compact and humble, but it was highly efficient – and vital.
Our trusty kettle has provided a steady supply of boiling water.
Filling the stove with a new supply of gasoline. Fortunately our stove is not choose when it comes to fuel type.
Our stormsail is always kept ready on deck.
Sailing into Bergen.
Vince and Thorleif are overjoyed to be back in the “City of Seven Mountains” – or at least sailing past.
Coming out of the bathroom on the “Northern Passage”. You have no idea how much we’re looking forward to spacious bathrooms again!
Vince just waking up – or at least trying to wake up!
Arriving in Ny Hellesund.
At Ny Hellesund.