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  • Day4

    Doing nothing much at all

    August 28, 2020 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    I have woken up to the sound of sheep's beeeew beew, but it was a very peaceful morning. Enjoy my morning coffee and knitting on the beach what can I say other than truly it was the perfect morning. The process of making breakfast, was not so easy but eventually we all agreed on how to make the scumbled eggs 🙈 Today is our last day, so we decided to take it easy and didn't do much at all, other then enjoying the beach, packing the car and droving towards Tangstad. We have tried some fishing but really what we needed was a nap as doing nothing all day can be tiring :) Went for a little walk, picked some more mushrooms and met more friends. After a very relaxing day we decided to enjoy the simple pleasures in life and drove to a friends Cabin finally treated ourselfs to a hot shower.Read more

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  • Day3

    The first real hike

    August 27, 2020 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ 10 °C

    Wow we woken up to a sunny day, of course we had another 'lazy' morning. Started the day with a quick morning swim, it was rather refreshing, but after we enjoyed coffee and breakfast with a beautiful view. We tried to kayak, but let's not talk about that as it was rather a struggle with the wind and tide, but at least we tried. It was time to go for a real hike, we found a sign next to our camping spot that pointed to kalvika beach, so we thought why not go to a hidden little beach. We'll the beach was not little, but views were rather breathtaking. The rain was not very kind to us again today, but it still didn't stop us to have a little picnic on the beach. Well as Oana is known for her Siestas, she almost befriended this stranger and wanted to ask him if we can take a nap in his tent. Hehe luckily this never happened the hike back to the car was rather muddy, but it was just perfect to collect some tasty wild mushrooms. We packed the car and left to search for a new camping spot, while were aiming towards Tangstad, a delicious coffee and cake helped us to stay awake :) Around Leknes we have finally heard of our friends Liga and David and we have met and after a long talk eventually we have made plans. For the night we decided to go to Uttakleiv beach. We had such a fun night, we made a nice campfire and cooked a wild mushroom pasta.Read more

  • Day3

    No plans at all

    August 27, 2020 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    We make such a good roadtrip team with Oana as we never usually plan along, we just wake up and see how we feel. We wanted to make it a fun active trip but somehow we were super tired this morning, maybe all the driving around and the beauties of Lofoten took all our energy. Oana convieced me in the morning not to get out of bed for an extra 15mins or so, as the boat was freezing, but nothing a hot tasty cappuchino couldn't fix. While waiting for our friends to return from their camping trip, we have decided its time to go for a hike or at least a walk. We drove to A and went for a really nice walk, the weather was rather cloudy and rainy, but Lofoten showed us its mistic views. For lunch we have made it back to the boat and finally met our sailor friends. Delicious lunch with wild mushrooms that we picked, little siesta and we were ready to hit the road again. No plan of where we are going to sleep tonight, but it was raining so much in the south we thought let's see if we can leave some of the these rain clouds behind. Well that never happened, but our adventures continued as we stopped in Reine for a walk and pod of orcas have treated us with quite a show. A magical day that we topped with camping near Fredvang, as we fallen asleep to the relaxing sound of rain.Read more

  • Day2

    A scenic drive

    August 26, 2020 in Norway ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Today mostly we been driving around, and I landscape is breathaking all around. I am actually suprised we made it to near A, as we have been stopping so often to enjoy the breathtaking views of Lofoten. Slightly windy day, but it didn't stop us at all we even had a little piknik on beach and played some beach volleyball, which was mostly running after the ball 🙈 Eventually we made it all the way to South of Lofoten, decided to stay on a friends boat and went for a little evening hike. Seen beautiful sunset colours, Oana got so high on forrest berries she confused a white big cat with a sheep. It was one of the funniest moment of the day, but you really had to be there to understand. Anyways, as you see it in the pictures she eventually befriended the kitty 😻 After making our favourite dinner Pasta pesto, we dediced to get a good night sleep 😁 With 3 layers of blankets, lots of cuddles the boat was not so cold after all.Read more

  • Day2

    First night camping

    August 26, 2020 in Norway ⋅ ☁️ 9 °C

    Let's face it, driving long distance is tiring mainly, because we have been talking sooooo much and laughing a lot. We aimed to at least make it to the Lofoten sign tonight, to say we camped in Lofoten the first night but it never happened :) Nevertheless Norway is full of beautiful camping spots, so we decided to enjoy the night at this camp and get a good night rest to get ready for tomorrows adventures.Read more

  • Day44

    We made it to Stornoway

    July 17, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    After a few days of sailing of course in upwind, lots of ups and downs, we have finally made it to Stornoway. It was one of the happiest moment of the trip, that had to be celebrated. Rest was much necessary for our mind and our body, so we agreed that the repairs can wait a few days and let's just take it easy and chill. To celebrate our amazing journey and all that we achieved Saturday night we decided to hit the pub, and taste some local gin 🍸🍸Read more

  • Day37

    Lerwick

    July 10, 2020 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    Setting foot on land made us all so excited. Unfortunately, rules are different in Scotland then what we were use to in Norway, and due to corona most of Lerwick was closed. We still enjoyed this cosy little town, but going to the pub have to wait until we make it to Stornoway. We still enjoyed cute little shops, and the friendly locals. With good winds we soon continued to Orkney.Read more

  • Day35

    The big crossing

    July 8, 2020, North Sea ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Wow we have been dreaming of the crossing for so long, we always knew its gonna different type of sailing then what we were use to. After all its was an action packed adventure. We made it in 4 days, done 270 miles in upwind, full of emotions and thoughts, that I thought will never cross my mind. I think the first 2 days was the hardest for all of us, after being in a sheltered harbour the waves felt big, upwind was uncomfortable and sleeping was almost impossible. 2 days without making much progress, talking, eating and sleeping, it was a big mental game. Thank god for podcasts and netlix some good distractions, when you not feeling so good.
    Eventually we have adjusted, on the 3rd day we were all back to normal. We actually had a good chat, had tasty food and seen the most blue water you can ever imagine, beautiful sunsets and sunrises. An experience I will never forget. Getting to Lerwick harbour I felt so emotional and happy that we made it, I was so proud of Solena and the whole crew.
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  • Day30

    Shelter from the storm

    July 3, 2020 in Norway ⋅ 🌧 10 °C

    Still waiting for good weather to cross, so we anchered for the night and sailed to Maloy to shelter from the strom that was coming. Amazing weather as you can see Lauti took one for the team. Luckily we had some help again from a nice sailing boat that pulled us in. Maloy was a cute little town, perfect place to relax, knit and prepare :) The highlight of the port was amazing hot showers. The shop was only 2 minutes away, but why walk when you can paddle with the dinghy 😁 Good times in Maloy, we didn't get the best weather these days mostly raining, so we only went for a little walk.Read more

  • Day28

    Clouds are beautiful

    July 1, 2020, Norwegian Sea ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Finally we got a good weather window and everything was ready for the crossing. Ha det Alesund, it's been a pleasure. We decided to go for it and start our journey to Scotland, luckily we got some help and they pulled us out of the harbour as we still haven't managed to get penton (our engine) going. After spending some days in the harbour it was different to be back in the water, epesically with some waves the seasickness kicked in. Actually, we missed the good weather window, and feeling rather sick, it was a safe choice to anchor and get some rest. However, along the way I have seen the most beautiful clouds. I'm sorry to say that there is not any good pictures of the crew from these sailing days, but check out my favourite cloud pictures.Read more

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