Fixing the boat in exotic locations

Fixing the boat in exotic locations

There is a well known saying: Sailing around the World is a sexier way to say that you’ll be fixing you boat in exotic locations. Though Stella Polaris is in great shape, components and parts are subjected to the rigors of long distance sailing, salt water and...
Green bananas are the new potato

Green bananas are the new potato

I´ve just realised that bananas can be used when they’re still green! It`s almost like a potato, and it`s just a matter of being creative. My favourite dish, so far, is french fries, and it is hard to tell that it is made of bananas and not potatoes. Tortilla...
Checking in to Galapagos

Checking in to Galapagos

Galapagos is truly a rare gem on our planet and that’s why we really wanted to sail there with Stella Polaris. We had heard rumors that checking in to Galapagos could be a nightmare, but we didn’t let that deter us. The process for us was as follows: Before you arrive...
Solar Panel Install

Solar Panel Install

After having sailed with Stella Polaris for 8 months we now have a fairly good idea of how she works. We’ve discovered elements that are great and other that are not. We’ve also settled on particularities we need to change. There are a few things you need to have...
On the hard in Trinidad

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...
The adventure begins

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...