Category: Older posts

  • Upgrades 2022

    Upgrades 2022

    There have been a few upgrades to the boat this year too, ready for the season. I have had a wish for several years to change the backstay from one single stay that could not be adjusted under sail, to a bridle with block and tackle. Hans G. Sørensen at Ship Shape, Stavanger, built it […]

  • Sommar 2021 på Vestlandet

    Sommar 2021 på Vestlandet

    Ferie! Og klar for tur nordover på Vestlandet. Me har ingen faste planar, me ser på vermeldingane. Blir det fint og passeleg vind, går me så langt ut på kysten som me kan, blir det for mykje vind, held me oss lenger inne i fjordane. Utanom ombyggjing til rorkultstyring i vinter, er den viktigaste oppgraderinga […]

  • A late summer cruise with a tall ship, and a stowaway

    A late summer cruise with a tall ship, and a stowaway

    It was an old dream. When I was 13 or 14, a neighbour at my father’s age, told me that when he was a young boy he sailed as a trainee on a tall ship, the barque Statsraad Lehmkuhl. At the time, my father and I were building a model of a barque, after plans […]

  • Around Karmøy July 2020

    Around Karmøy July 2020

    July 20 to 25 we sailed around Karmøy, with stops in Kopervik, Utsira and Kvitsøy. The weather was very good, with nice sailing from Karmøy, to Utsira, Kvitsøy and back home. These little communities are very fascinating. Here people have found a living for thousands of years. At Utsira there are remnants of houses from […]

  • Hardangervidda 2019 (norsk tekst)

    Hardangervidda 2019 (norsk tekst)

    Me var fire karar som la i veg på ein firedagars tur over Hardangervidda i månadsskiftet juli-august i år, Jostein, Helge, Steinar og eg. Turen gjekk frå Dyranut på nordvidda til Mogen i aust, innom Stigstuv, Rauhelleren og Lågaros. Vêret var grått og vått dei to fyrste dagane, men vart veldig fint dei to siste. […]

  • 2018 Sailing in the North

    2018 Sailing in the North

    This is a blog post from our sailing trip June – July 2018. We sailed from Brønnøysund to Bodø, via Lofoten, and then back home to Rogaland. Read from the bottom and up. July 20 to 27 Sailing home + Tall Ships Vegard Moen, colleague from the University of Stavanger, was supposed to come to […]

  • 2017 season

    Sunday June 5 A short sail in light winds just around the island. I am so happy with the new sails. With the right trim upwind, she just stays on course on her own. I don’t need to touch the wheel for a long time. And the other tack: Karmøy and Kvitsøy, May 25 – […]

  • 2017 Sailing north to Helgeland 

    Epilogue We flew back to Brønnøysund in September. I came Friday 15 and made the boat ready until Ellen arrived on Saturday. The initial plan was to sail north to Ylvingen, but the wind favoured sailing south, so we aimed at visiting Torghatten in stead, which was a good choice. We found a small marina […]

  • Sailing in British Colombia 2016

    July 2 to 15 was spent sailing in British Colombia with captain Ross Cloutier on SS Statia. Crew were Janis, Ruben, Benjamin, Oda and myself. We sailed from Sidney, along the east coast of Vancouver Island, to Desolate Sound, and south again along the mainland back to Sidney. Here are some few glimpses from our […]

  • Hardangervidda 2016

    Fjellturen dette året gjekk over Hardangervidda, frå nord til sør, saman med syster Hilda og svoger Jostein. Eg starta frå Karmøy laurdag morgon 13. august. Tobias på eitt år ville gjerne vera med! Han har livet framføre seg og kan sjå fram til mange fjellturar! På vegen var me innom Odda hjå onkel Knut på 90, […]