I once had an amazing experience with two Norwegian
lesbians in a house on the shore of a bay tucked away behind a small island in a
Norwegian Fjord. Fact. Also for the last 5 days we have racked up consecutive
200 mile plus days. Fact. We are now at 16:58.71N 036:16.53W . Just to
recap in the last 4 days alone we have sailed, 230, 220, 228 and 229 a total of
907 miles sailed and a fantastic performance on the face of it. However we have
only covered 765 to our destination. That is a bitch. The Norwegian ladies on
the other hand were the most delightful kind people one could ever hope to meet.
You see my wife and I were aboard a friends motor yacht with him and his wife.
Unexpectedly an unmarked rock came up from the bottom to collide with the boat
and we were hard aground. I dived to inspect. We kedged, bow thrusted and were
towed to no avail. Then the two lovely ladies turned up in their boat and said
the rock marker had been carried away by the previous years ice and the tide was
falling so just leave the boat and come with them till the tide floated the boat
off later that evening. She then introduced us to her "wife" as she described
her partner, opened up her house to us, gave us the run of the larder, the
fridge the phone and even a guitar should we wish to console ourselves. She
explained she had some guests at her summer house on the island in the bay
and she would just wrap things up there before returning. After all her kindness
we were mortified and pleaded to be able to repay her in some way. She explained
that as a young girl travelling in America an old woman had shown her great
kindness and in repayment asked that whenever she had the opportunity the
Norwegian girl should reciprocate the kindness to
someone when she got the chance, and that would be sufficient repayment for the
old woman. It was an amazing experience.
The moral of the story is: look behind the
headlines, and the fact of the matter is, that there are no NE trade winds
here and we are stuck with a steady Easterly which to add insult to injusry has
for the past couple of days carried a fine red dust, we presume from Africa
and depoited it all over the boat. Nice.
Many of you dozen or so readers, will wander what
on earth I am grumbling about, but in fact I am not grumbling, simply