Our sailing expedition is finally organized...

... or, a better way to say it: the updates from our year out at sea is organized! ;)

All the updates from our film expedition 2011/12 are now collected and in order by date.

From now on, you will find all the links at "2011/12" on the top of the page (to the right of "Info.").

However, there are more, deep adventures waiting ahead...

... the sailing continues...

... and I will keep the blog updated... ;)

" From the deep sea of Clouds to the island of the moon,

Carry me on the waves to the lands I've never been,
Carry me on the waves to the lands I've never seen.

We can sail, we can sail..."

Lyrics from "Orinoco Flow" (Sail Away) by Enya

Crystal Water Film updated...

Updates and some photos from our dives in the Red sea... :)


Cyprus - Rhodos

Rhodos, Greece, 21/3-2012


Sailing distance made: 7990 nautical miles

Back in Greek waters! :)

After some days with really heavy winds, the weather is getting calmer and we can continue our sailing west...

We leave the nice and green island of Cyprus and start heading for Rhodos...

It is early morning and the air is still cold. Brrr, I feel I have got quite spoiled after many months in warmer areas... ;)

However, it does not take long time before the golden morning sun starts to smile to me and the day is getting warmer.

Even with cold morning hours, our sailing over to Rhodos becomes a real pleasure, with shining sun during day time and nights totally filled with stars.

Not only the morning sun is golden, even every single evening is offering a spectacular scenery when the sun disappears behind the horizon.

After sunset it does not take many hours before it is time for phosphoresence and playing dolphins. Funny enough, the dolphins seem to like to be in my company during the dark night hours...

Dolphins, phosphoresence and a never ending sky filled with stars... what more could you ask for??? ;)

After great days and wonderful nights out at the open sea, we finally arrive to Rhodos.

It is almost four months since we were here last time and it feels great to be back again...

A lovely time in Greek waters is waiting for us! :)


Port Said - Cyprus


Limassol, Cyprus, 15/3-2012


Sailing distance made: 7666 nautical miles

Back in the Mediterranean again! :)

The weather forecasts shows mainly galeforce and head wind... However, we get a small "window" with less wind in the right direction and so we start our trip north.

Well, to start with it is even less wind than expected...

After many days in the Suez Canal it is a great feeling to get out at sea again. The calm sea is the total contrast to the frantic city life of Port Said.

The sun is shining, the sea breeze smooth and warm and so we happily enjoy the relaxed atmosphere surrounding us.

The weather is getting colder rather quickly though...

... and what did I just feel? Rain!?

After four months without rain, I had almost forgotten there is something called precipitation... ;)

However, in one way we are happy to get some rainy weather. Our boat is quite sandy from our last months spent close to the dry desert and it is good for both mast, rig and sails to get some heavy showers.

The wind is increasing and so does our speed. The difference from our sailing north in the Red sea is, that we now have the wind with us.

It is a great feeling to surf on both waves and swell without having to much stress on the boat.

Finally we arrive Limassol, Cyprus. Now, the wind is increasing up to 40 knots and we are happy to get shelter and some rest.

From sunshine to heavy hail showers... the weather is quite variable at the moment.

However, shortly there will be fair winds again and we are ready to continue our trip.

Tomorrow, we will set sail and start heading west... Greece and its many lovely islands are waiting! :)


Hurghada - Port Said


Port Said, Egypt, 11/3-2012


Sailing distance made: 7452 nautical miles

Time to leave Egypt, set sail and head for the Mediterranean...

But first, I want to share the latest news and photos from our sailing through the Golf of Suez, as well as from our trip north through the Suez Canal.

After three months in the Red sea, we have to say good bye to our local friends and start our trip north. There is lots of paper work that has to be done in Egypt, and when this finally is finished, we get the permission to leave Hurghada.

During our sailing from Hurghada to Suez, we have more or less constantly north-west winds up to 35 knots. So, we have to trim the sails and beat the wind. The sun is shining but even so our trip north is getting quite wet...

Sailing through both day and night, without sleep, we finally arrive Suez. Here, we are really happy to get a good night sleep... :)

In Suez, we have to wait some days to get the permission to go through the canal. When all the papers finally are ready, we can continue our trip through the desert...

The Suez Canal is about 100 nautical miles long and is made in two day trips. One night is spent in Ismailia, in the middle of the canal.

After two days on the move through the canal, we arrive Port Said, our last port in Egypt.

With many new experiences from our stay in Egypt and the Red sea, we happily look forward to enter the Mediterranean sea and continue our trip and adventure there...

It is time to release the ropes, set sail and get out at sea! Once again, more wind, water and salty waves are waiting us... ;)