Getting close...(photo Roy Thoresen)
After the arrival in our home port, we haven’t been that good in fullfilling or updating our web pages. Landlife has been busy...
Finally the last 2 letters - NORWEGIAN COAST 1 "Arrival in Norway" and NORWEGIAN COAST "Toward home port" - are published.
Soon also the last "pictures" from 2012 will be published!
See also Old frontpages 2013 / 2014...
THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!
Empire tied up in Oslo Motorbåtforening, Bestumkilen in Oslo Saturday 3rd November 2012 kl 1200 – after exactly 7 years and 4 months on tour!
A lot of people waited at the pier and gave us a fantastic welcome. We were probably a bit nervous about what to expect. We are probably still a bit nervous – to find out what to expect in the weeks to come…
On our way toward Bestumkilen we were boarded by pirates. The pirates were the nearest family welcoming us in a RIB. A big Norwegian Flag was hoisted – with the “Pirates flag” above. Also three sailboats met us out in the Oslofjord, escorting us safely to the pier in Empire’s home port.
On the dock we had a lovely reunion. Most people we hadn’t seen for a long time, some people had visited under way. It felt unreal but good to hug so many good friends and family – but it also feels sad that the trip has come to its end.
The weather was dark and threatening, but the rain stayed away until everybody got their hugs. When it started to rain we all gathered under the canvas on the terrace of Oslo Motorbåtforening. Sausages were put on the barbecue and we had a nice reunion.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR A FABOLUS RECEPTION !!!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH ALSO TO EVERYBODY THAT HAVE FOLLOWED OUR JOURNEY !!!
The voyage has come to its end, but we will post more letters and pictures in the time to come. We hope to do several talks from the trip. KNS (The Royal Norwegian Sailing association), the Maxi owners club and the Norwegian Bavaria owners Club have already ordered their talks to coming club meetings… In the time to come, we also plan to use our web pages for new projects – stay tuned, stay tuned!
For articles regarding thr return back home -
see old front pages 2012 / 2013