Inishturk, Ireland


Inishturk (Co.Mayo), Ireland, 21/6-2011

N 53°42.257´
W 010°05.297´

Distance made: 919 nautical miles

From the Caledonian Canal we had a really nice trip out at sea with good opportunities getting good footage of the wonderful surroundings...

Our engine have not been working properly the last days... But there are no problems without solutions and the Captain manage to fix it once again! With a happy smile on our faces we could now continue our voyage towards Ireland.

The wind is increasing and the boat is getting even faster. Sailing is a really nice way to feel the great power of mother nature!

Soon we are getting a speed of 10 knots and the wind is increasing up to 22 m/s.

And of course, while being out at sea there is always the risk to getting seasick... The sea does not have to be very rough to feel this awful feeling. I am easily getting seasick, but with a great motivation and a never ending eager for new adventures I will not let this stop my dreams.

Early morning the 19th of June we arrive to Inishturk, a small island off the irish west coast. Here we are able to get some sleep, do some work on the boat and of course meet our lovley irish friends. The west coast of Ireland is really lovely and the people here are truly friendly and helpful.

Tomorrow morning, the 22nd of June, we will continue our voyage southwest. We are heading for the Azores and the 1200 nautical miles will take about 10-14 days.


Next: The Atlantic!!!


Fort William, Scotland, 15/6-2011

N 56°50.540´
W 005°07.260´

Distance made: 628 nautical miles

After a really nice stay in the Caledonian Canal we are now ready to come out at sea again. Tomorrow morning (16/6) we are heading for the West Coast of Ireland and I now really look forward to feel the taste of the salty water again!

Our stay in the Caledonian Canal have been really amazing. The beautiful surroundings and the friendly people are really inspiring!

The weather forecast is promising and we are now all looking forward to our day tomorrow...


Caledonian Canal


Fort Augustus, Scotland, 13/6-2011

N 57°08.657´
W 004°41.165´

To go through the Caledonian Canal is a really nice way to explore the fantastic landscape of Scotland. Here you also get the great opportunity to meet lots of friendly people and new friends.

The canal is leading through the well known lake Loch Ness. Two years ago I spent some time snorceling in the lake in hope to meet the famous monster, Nessie. But all I could see was the never ending brown water, no monster...
Loch Ness is a really beautiful lake and the surroundings are amazing. This time we did not jump into the water. Instead we had a nice and humoristic sailing cross the lake. It is always important with humour and in our boat there is plenty of it!

Our plan is to continue our sailing from Scotland, to the west coast of Ireland and from there south to the Azores. At the moment there is stormy weather approaching the west coast of Ireland and Scotland and we now have to wait until it is getting better.


North sea


Inverness, Scotland, 11/6-2011

N 57°29.134´
W 004°14.961´

Distance made: 579 nautical miles

Our sailing over the North sea has been really amazing. During our trip we have already had all kind of weather, from total calm sea and heating sun to heavy winds, rain and thunder... These big variations makes the sailing even more exiting!

Early morning Sunday the 5th of June our long sailing voyage starts from the harbour at the Swedish west coast. We are all very exited to finally start our year at sea...!

From Orust, at the Swedish west coast, our first plan is to cross the North sea. In the beginning the weather is perfect and with the wind in our sails we get a really nice speed through the water. Soon the Swedish west coast is disappearing behind us and all we can see is the never ending horizon.

The distance from Orust to Inverness, Scotland, is about 579 nautical miles and is a nice start of our sailing voyage to the Red sea.

It is always nice to meet different kind of life out at sea. The sea birds is always there and are quite curious of our boat. But sometimes we get even bigger company, like dophins and whales. This time we got a huge school of whitebeaked dolphins playing around our boat. A lovely start an early morning!!!

Land in sight! Early morning Thursday the 9th of June we get the first sight of the east coast of Scotland. Four days have past since we left the west coast of Sweden. It is a lovely sight when the puffins, grey seals and bottle nose dolphins welcome us to the waters of Scotland.

What an amazing start of our sailing expedition! We are now in the Caledonian Canal in Scotland and from here we are soon continuing our adventure further south...

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we takes, but by the number of moments that take our breath away."
(Author Unknown)