Shetland #6: Across the North Sea to Norway | Sailing Ramsalt

Shetland #6: Across the North Sea to Norway | Sailing Ramsalt


One week after leaving Copenhagen we were finally ready to embark on the North Sea leg to Norway and Haugesund We motored the last part of Limfjorden before we could enter the open sea at Thyborøn and hoist the sails The sea at Thyborøn can be a bit choppy as the whole North Sea tries to enter, but soon we caught wind and could point the compass towards the north Have you seen anything exciting? A sea gul? It’s very much the same What do you mean? Only sea? Sea, sea gulls and a few boats… Being alone in the cockpit in open sea we always have the agreement of being clipped in As the day came to an end, we still had a nice breeze and could sail through the night The summer night in Scandinavia isn’t very long or especially dark, and 4hrs later there would be light again In the morning we could see the top of the lighthouses flashing in Norway Home sweet home! Through the day the wind increased to a pleasent 20-25 knots of wind The navigator? Yes. Boknafjorden never disappoints! Strong breeze and messy waves, just like taking the ferry! Treasure hunt! Let’s see what we can find A fender… do you want one? He’s such a jerk One more fender…no treasure? I think I can see the treasure! As I said, he’s such a jerk! (Beer for the fridge and arrival) After crossing Boknafjorden we could enter the protective waters in Karmøysundet, and which supposely have given the name ‘Norway’ as the old seafarers named it the
way to the north, Norwegen, North Way… Norway! It was a great feeling sailing into Haugesund, I spent a lot of time here in my childhood as all the family on my mother side still
lives here and I consider myself half a ‘Haugesunder’ Finally there, we welcomed by my parents and my uncle and aunt had a prepared a big feast of self caught sea food for the evening,
and more and more family turned up through the day, what a great end of a sailing leg! Hold this..

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