Leaving Norway and going to Skagen, a strange feeling..

Leaving Norway and going to Skagen, a strange feeling..

Leaving Mandal and the family was a tougher experience than originally thought. In the hours before leaving, we did our final preparation for the night sail and then it hit us, now we leave the safe haven of Norway for a long time. In this Covid-19 times, Norway has...
Mandal, the last stop in Norway

Mandal, the last stop in Norway

  The reliable south-west was forecasted also the next day so, as always, we started early. But the captain, as always, dove into the water for a morning swim..or a dip as our good friend Jon Ola would say. The water temperature had dropped to scaringly 9degC in...
Almost in Mandal, wet and tired, but happy!

Almost in Mandal, wet and tired, but happy!

The morning arrived at Merdø with sun and a what from inside looked like a summer day. Opening the hatch an going in the cockpit proved otherwise unfortunately. The temperature had dropped to the a more autumn like level. As always, the bold captain wanted a morning...
Headwinds and the end of the summer?

Headwinds and the end of the summer?

The Norwegian coastline is a beautiful one with a huge amount of islands and nice anchorages. However, the dominating wind is south-west during the summer period and when you come from Oslo in a sailboat you need to anticipate a lot of headwinds. This summer has...