A taste of Colombia

“If you haven’t drunk our coffee, you haven’t been to Colombia”, I was told by our guide Jose. So in spite of not being a big fan of coffee, I got a taste of Colombia and enjoyed it. Not enough to become an actual coffee drinker, but enough to appreciate the couple of...

Sailing to Colombia

Sailing to Colombia took us 53,5 hours from when we lifted anchor in Spanish Water on Curacao, till we were securely tied up at Marina Santa Marta in Colombia. This meant that we averaged 6 knots in a nice downwind sail. The area around the north coast of Colombia can...

A week on Curacao

You don’t need an engine to get from Bonaire to Curacao. You could float there in your bath-tub if you so desired, because you have wind, waves and current helping you along. We checked out from Bonaire on Friday evening and let go of the mooring Saturday morning...

Relaxing on Bonaire

After the month of working non-stop on the boat on Trinidad and the strenuous maiden voyage, we needed to kick back and enjoy ourselves. Relaxing on Bonaire is the perfect remedy and a great way to forget about time. It is a wonderful place to come with a sailboat,...

The maiden voyage

The day had finally come to leave Trinidad for our maiden voyage. We had finished all the pressing projects, had provisioned and were eager to get on our way. The final thing on our list was to check out. We planned to check out at 15:00, because if we were checked...

On the hard in Trinidad

When the plane touched down on Trinidad, Margrethe and I knew we had a lot of hard work ahead of us. I guesstimated that we would need the rest of the month to get Stella Polaris ready, but hoped we would finish faster. Having your boat on the hard in Trinidad usually...

Eventyret begynner

Jeg sjekket at setebeltet satt godt. Margrethe gjorde det samme. Det ristet litt. Ut vinduet kunne vi se at vi beveget oss. Vi var i rute. Jeg satte på meg hodetelefonene og skrudde opp lyden. G-kreftene smalt inn og i løpet av noen få sekunder var vi på vei opp i...

The adventure begins

The adventure begins when there is no turning back. The doors closed. The stewardesses walked down the aisle checking that our seatbelts were fastened. Then we pulled away from the gate. All I could think was: what have I forgotten? As far as I could discern I hadn’t...

Sailaway Party

When we first started talking about having a sailaway party, we guesstimated that somewhere between 30 - 50 people would be a realistic headcount. We talked about having it at a few different venues and after some deliberation, decided to go all in, and both get a...

Sailaway Fest

Margrethe og meg hadde bestemt oss for å ha en avskjedsfest, men vi var litt usikre på hvordan vi skulle gjøre det. Etter litt frem og tilbake bestemte vi oss for å gi full gass og leie et skikkelig lokale og invitere alle vi liker å tilbringe tid sammen med for en...

We’re going sailing

It's finally official: Margrethe and I are going sailing. I have been dreaming about and planning a new sailing trip, since I got home from the last trip in 2010. Margrethe wanted to explore the globe from the ocean after sailing in Croatia and Hawaii. She caught me...

Seilturen starter i mai

Da er det endelig offisielt: Margrethe og meg skal på seiltur ... en laaaaang seiltur. Jeg hadde planlagt å dra på langtur i 2017, så det kom litt overraskende på meg når Margrethe spurte om vi kunne kaste loss allerede i 2016. Det tok meg ikke mange nanosekundene å...