Heading south

pink sunset at glacier

How quickly the summer goes. Already it is the tail end of August and we are on our way south.  We have just completed a great trip sailing down the coast of Norway from Bodo to Kristiansund.  8 days of day sailing stopping amongst the islands and one night of offshore passage making – 408 miles in all.  We knew we were on our way south as we were treated to glorioius sunsets followed by twinkling lighthouses.  To us a bit of a novelty after 3 months of 24 hour daylight.

The wind was a bit light at times – so there was quite a bit of motoring to do – this gave us plenty of opportunity to explore some new intricate narrow channels.  Whilst we were weaving amongst the rocks we had our binoculars trained – eagle spotting.  They are very well camouflaged but with careful looking we managed to spot quite a few.

eagle flying

James had his go pro camera mounted on the stern and although he didnt catch any footage of eagles he was lucky enough to get  11 minutes footage of dolphins playing in our wake.

Watching the weather carefully for our next trip – 1100 miles Norway to Plymouth.  After an introductory say sail our first leg will be 450 miles from Norway to Cape Wrath and then weather permitting some time in the Scottiish Islands and Ireland before arriving ‘home’ in Plymouth.

We will be returning to the Lofoten Islands for the summer of 2015 – with more trips similar to those written about in this years blog.  For now though we look forward to some more passages and our winter of real deal sailing holidays in Lanzarote.  Take a look at our schedule and think about joining us!