Fair Winds cruise to Norway

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Fair Winds cruise to Norway

Postby ljs » Fri May 28, 2010 10:24 pm

Is this still on? I think we need to be told.
After the CC I was given a lift back to Edinbra from Loch Feochan. Turned out to be a nice guy, a journalist who had spent a summer in Norway in his Ohlson 38. Apparently its not cold and bleak, but mild and lush, with islands. But expensive for food and drink, though this can make good ballast on a trip across the North Sea..

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Re: Fair Winds cruise to Norway

Postby Nick » Sat May 29, 2010 12:41 am

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We were leaving on Monday but stuff has meant a postponement 'till a week on Monday. Plan is Fair Isle, Shetland, Norway weather permitting. Not much of a plan I know, but its all we've got. Some charts have been borrowed and we are planning to use single malts as currency.

What is Todka doing?
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Re: Fair Winds cruise to Norway

Postby ljs » Sat May 29, 2010 7:39 am

Up on friday for a ten day cruise. Not sure where yet.
Am told cruising in Norway as good as the west coast. Have a good time

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Re: Fair Winds cruise to Norway

Postby DaveS » Sat May 29, 2010 12:34 pm

Nick wrote:.
Plan is Fair Isle, Shetland, Norway weather permitting.


Sounds good to me. I'm watching this with interest, since I've a notion of trying this one day. How long are you planning to be away? There was some discussion either in one of the mags or on TOP about potential bureaucratic issues if you leave a boat in Norway over the winter.
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Re: Fair Winds cruise to Norway

Postby Nick » Sat May 29, 2010 2:13 pm

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Plan is to be away for eight weeks. Don't know how long we will actually be in Norway, could be a few days. could be a month or more - or we may never get there. Last time we headed for Shetland (2005) we never got past Orkney.
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Re: Fair Winds cruise to Norway

Postby little boy blue » Sat May 29, 2010 7:37 pm

Nick wrote:.
Plan is to be away for eight weeks. Don't know how long we will actually be in Norway, could be a few days. could be a month or more - or we may never get there. Last time we headed for Shetland (2005) we never got past Orkney.


just make sure you get back :D
bon voyage.

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Re: Fair Winds cruise to Norway

Postby Pete Cooper » Sat May 29, 2010 11:17 pm

Good luck - enjoy - post loads of pix - it sounds like a fantastic plan.

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Re: Fair Winds cruise to Norway

Postby ljs » Sun May 30, 2010 12:05 am

Nick wrote:.
... we are planning to use single malts as currency.



Sure you can't use blended malts as there's no single currency?
Am down in Poole harbour where my cousin has a Hunter 25. Studland tomorrow or perhaps round the back of Brownsea Island. Weather is worse than Argyll. How do you do a radio check?

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Re: Fair Winds cruise to Norway

Postby Ocklepoint » Sun May 30, 2010 9:43 am

Good luck with your voyage to Norway.

I planned to go from Edinburgh via Fair Isle and Shetland but instead just sailed/motored directly from Stonehaven with a good weather window.

If you are heading for the Bergen area I would highly recommend making your first port of call "Espevaer" 59 35 21N , 5 09 27E, off the southern tip of Bomlo and very handy for Hardangerfjord.

It's a very pretty and offers very good shelter. From what I saw you can tie up virtually anywhere other than the well marked ferry berth

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Hardangerfjord is most impressive
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The water is usually fairly deep close to the rocks
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so there are a number of different mooring options

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Take as much beer, wine and spirits as you can carry, and have a safe and really enjoyable trip.

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Re: Fair Winds cruise to Norway

Postby Telo » Sun May 30, 2010 10:35 am

Fabulous pictures. I can feel a cruise there coming on. Next season perhaps?

Best wishes to Nick and Kath for a safe and enjoyable passage.

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Re: Fair Winds cruise to Norway

Postby ash » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:14 pm

Nick wrote:.
Plan is to be away for eight weeks. Don't know how long we will actually be in Norway, could be a few days. could be a month or more - or we may never get there. Last time we headed for Shetland (2005) we never got past Orkney.


Wish you safe and enjoyable sailing. Keep us all up to speed. Will there be a blog?

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