Lofoten day 19 - Blog 16 - English version
Hello again readers!
I haven’t been able to write during the day today either. It’s been a perfect stretch. Wonderful weather, comfortable wind (at least for
most of the day) and an incredible view. Our jaws hung low at all times, other than when we were having lunch of course. That proved to be slightly inconvenient… There aren’t any more hot dogs to throw on the grill so we’re getting creative with what we have.
Katarina is working away in the kitchen and it looks like a lot of grass (read: vegetables), so much so that my stomach is wondering what in the world is going on. Maybe I’m starting to grow moss instead of hair on my chin.
As mentioned, we stayed in an incredible lagune last night, and as it befits we had to have seagull eggs for breakfast. No, not raw and
no, not accompanied by Mackøl(the local beer). It’s breakfast after all. How the eggs found it’s way to the boat is a different story, but Petter at least has some bloody cuts to show for it... (just kidding, we bought them).
By the way! I was completely shocked last night when I found a strange cheese that seems to have snuck onboard by the name of Bavaria Blue.
There’s no way that it’s a quality cheese. At the moment I’m a bit unsure on how I should deal with it. If we feed it to the crabs then it could potentially give off flavour in the meat (if they survive long enough to hit the boil...), and that would be less
than ideal, especially if you are drinking good white wine with. Suddenly I got a great idea! We wrap it up and gift it to the Frenchmen who have landed in the same harbor as us. I mean, they already eat a lot of strange things (frog legs, snails etc) so I’m
sure the cheese won’t be too much of a struggle to get down. They also have experience in sending crew members to the hospital, in case it comes to that (ref previous blogs).
The Capraia crew mutinied today. No fishing, so no fish for dinner. But meat there is, more specifically, Chili Con Carne, which is tasty
and good.. especially when it justifies a small glass of red wine. I think i’ll pop a couple fish oil capsules to keep the omega-3 levels up, and then maybe follow with some cognac to balance that out…
As I write we are arriving at Selsøyvik, an old trading post. It’s a beautiful place with a beautiful harbour. The store was closed but
they opened for us when we came. For some reason that rarely happens in Oslo or Bærum, but maybe it will sneak south together with some nice people from the North moving to Oslo but I doubt it.
We saw 2 large eagles today. It was an impressive sight. Almost as impressive as the view of our clip collection (ref. picture). As you
can probably tell by our precautions, things have a tendency to fly away in a sailboat.
We passed the Arctic Circle at 16:15 today. To celebrate we did nothing but say hurray and wave the flag a little. We heard no excitement
from the other boats, in fact, there were hardly any other boats in sight. There was a French (who had gotten his crew back from the hospital, see earlier blog) and a German, who probably doesn’t understand much about Norwegians waving a flag and saying hurray.
The weather is too nice to be inside and a beer has found its way into my hand (not alcohol-free this time) which means no more blogging