First tour and a slight feeling of guilt
South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Thu 26 Mar 2020 20:10
In Scandinavia on the contrary to Italy,Spain and France,quarantine means you are not allowed to meat people but being outside in solitude is ok.
Subsequently bringing Dora Mac from Ballstad to Gravdal singlehanded is within regulations.
First tour of the year is a mixture of fear of something failing replaced by euphoria being under way with everything working. This year the latter was the case.
Coming out to sea again slowly rolling surrounded by snowcovered mountains ,meeting the odd fishingboat heading home with a boat full of skrei,and watching seagulls following an eagle in the horizon is just unbeatable.
Due to circumstances in the world today though,enjoying a tour like this is accompanied by a slight feeling of guilt.
My quarantine is over in a week and then I will go into service. Also here in northern Norway Covid-19 is established allthough the peak has not occured yet. I will probably have my share of suffering once in service.
Picture of Dora Mac leaving Ballstad was taken by Alf Brekken who had Dora Mac under surveillance this winter,replacing crashed fenders when needed, reinforcing mooringlines during storms,and regularly keeping an eye on shorepower/battery charging. For this I´m very grateful.