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So Far, So Good

07.05.2016

I don't think we could have had a better start. Like mentioned earlier, we started out with the engine around 7 o'clock this morning and just started cruising down the Oslofjord. We made this sick stew last night which I thought was supposed to be breakfast, but no. The captain figured we should wait because we are not suppose to get more food supply before we hit Bergen. Which is pretty freakin far. No big though and we started off the day eating bread with ham and cheese. That was all good, but the pot of stew couldn't stay on the kitchen plates, if you can even call it a kitchen when you're on a boat, but that's not the point. The point is that it had to stand between our legs on the deck all day which made it kind of torture to look at when the hunger really started to kick in a few hours after breakfast. 

Sweet sweet stew  

Sweet sweet stew  

I think hunger is gonna be my main issue on this trip. I'm used to eat hamburgers and burritos all day and ain't much of that here.  

Anyways, after a few hours along the coastline in just epic weather. ..

 

 

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Passing some boats and known landmarks.. 

 

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We finally had a couple of plates of that sweet sweet stew. Which I forgot to take picture of, of course. Funny how the mood on the boat totally changed, because everyone was pretty hungry, I'll tell you that much. 

 

Coffee time after stew time. 

Coffee time after stew time. 

We basically shut down the engine and just chilled out pretty large for a while after that. Or I took a selfie and the guys climbed the thing the sail is attached to. Can't really remember what it's called, HA!  Never the less, we kicked back like we almost had eaten a Big Mac.

 

 

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We have been running on the engine pretty much all day because there has been no wind, but the weather has been just epic as I mentioned. Good times all around and we have come pretty far. As of right now we are just passing Arendal and I just finished my shift. Me and the captain took the first one from 8pm to midnight. Elias went to sleep and Stephan tried to do the same, but it didn't work so well due to sea sickness so he found another solution.

 

Whatever floats your boat right? Get it? 

Whatever floats your boat right? Get it? 

Which meant I was the captain of the boat as the sun set over the ocean somewhere in the south of Norway. 

 

Something ain't right!  

Something ain't right!  

So now I'm chilling in bed and gonna get a few hours of sleep before we do the last shift from 4am to 8am. 

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Writing this 5 hours later. Been up for two hours now and we are going by sail. Just passed Kristiansand and witnessed an epic sunrise!

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I'll be back with more later, but now I'm gonna drink my coffee and focus on the sailing. Thanks for reading!

Peace and Love!