18:25.47N 64:37.09 W Road Town Tortola
Fresh winds will soon blow Regina's crew to a new
more permanent anchorage.
We are on our way to Singapore when Regi returns to
work in July!
Everybody is excited about this opportunity to live and
learn in Asia. We will miss Geneva and all our friends & Regina!
sees potential for great IB program and more adventures like diving; although
she is sad to leave her girl gang in Geneva for now.
Einar has googled and
is looking forward to school with big sports field and pool. He will convert to
English schooling and wonder if he will have any French friends.
to play on big playgrounds he has seen on the internet.
Espen is pleased with
an attractive location and to be close to water.
Regi looks forward to return
to Baby Care and especially to lead a regional business in Asia.
is happy for us, but feels we awill be a little far away. He will
be an even bigger customer of Skype and enjoy Asia on breaks - a warm
change from Trondheim.
For the last few weeks we have from our 'low key'
communications environment tried to understand more about our new life and
get proactive on the move. Schools is a challenge with long waiting lines and
initially not very accepting of a year's home schooling. Regi and Elin are
going to visit personally in a few weeks and hopefully things will sort out.
Meanwhile we visit internet cafes and chase printers and courier
services...without getting in the way of our last weeks
Given such a move, we have decided to get help to
take Regina to Europe. We seriously considered bringing her also to Singapore
and had lots of people interested in sailing her. Yet 12000 nautical miles will
take its toll and she is too big to enjoy for weekend trips, so she goes back to
Europe with a delivery crew. Regina is ship shape and it does feel a little
strange to not complete the Atlantic circuit. Espen is very happy to not do so.
We will crew on again in England.
A last night on board is hence with mixed feelings.
We feel we have seen enough of the Caribbean and
will treasure some for ever. Dominca stands out where we were so
welcome and there were no beaches.. BVI has been a real upside with its clear
water and pleasant anchorages. Next time there are others like the French
islands we will sail by.
Einar's thoughts today were that he 'is reluctant
to leave, but looks forward to Disney World'. A promise since when the
Northern European waters were tough.
She will do great on the Atlantic!