South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Fri 7 May 2021 17:48
I asked for (and got ) 1 year extension to remain in Norwegian waters meaning Dora Mac had to be out of the country before June 4 this year.
Contacting the Norwegian customs referring to current situation with the pandemia I was told I might get another extension of Dora Macs permit to stay in Norwegian waters, but hearing nothing and time coming closer to June 4, I decided to head back to Gothenburgh on the Swedish westcoast.
Crossing the Norwegian border by car equipped with negative covid tests,workpermits from the Northland Hospital, according to rules I still needed to stay in quarantine.
As far as I understand, boats do not fulfill the requirements for a 10 day quarantine in Norway.
Planning to all time being under way (or anchored for sleep) not meeting any people , and being fully vaccinated, the risk of transmitting covid -19 to anyone from a boat like Dora Mac must considered to be negligable.
Norwegian customs demanding me to leave Norwegian waters (or VAT would be due),and healthauthorities not considering boats adequate for quarantine is a catch 22 situation I decided not to dig deeper into. May 9 in the morning I headed to sea bound for Gothenburgh.
A 1000Nm trip,basically with good weathercircumstances predicted (some unstable systems on the North Atlantic not affecting the Norwegian coast though),and being singlehanded I had some preliminary stops planned for anchoring on the way to get some real deep sleep.
Route was a mixture of offshore passages in open sea and inshore passages. Coming closer to times of midnight sun, sunsets were late in the evenings and as usual,marvellous.