Position update 11.34 CEST: 60.25619 N, 5.2375 E – Now at Hjellestad, a harbour south of Bergen.
Position update 22.13 CEST: 60.13575 N, 5.27842 E – Continuing south, at the mouth of the Lysefjord.
Happy faces! At 03.00 our team found good reason to open the Champagne. The headlights were a necessity!
In the early hours of this morning, Thursday 14 October, the “Northern Passage” crossed its own wake
and reached the coast of Norway. They have successfully completed their mission: the first Arctic circumnavigation through the Northeast and Northwest Passages during one and the same season!
After 11 days of battling the North Atlantic, Børge and Thorleif, in the good company of Trygve and Vince, can look forward to sailing along the Norwegian coast – home to Oslo, where the “Northern Passage” commenced its expedition on Midsummer’s Eve, 23 June.
Here is a video of their celebration, after 108 days at sea.
The Champagne was a gift from a Russian sponsor, in Murmansk.