|Letters from Eivind & Heidi _______Limhamn, Sweden - Mou,Denmark
CUT FROM THE LOGBOOK :The first ones of friends and family arrived to the docks already before 1000, to wave us "have a good tour". Asbjørn Holko, one of Eivind's colleges, got onboard as 2. Mate. He was our first sailing guest on the journey. Everybody (almost everybody) was there, and some eyes were wet. It was fun that so many people wanted to say ”have a good tour” and wish us good luck. The dockside was full of friends and family when we took the ropes. S/Y Vittoria, with Heidi's mother and father and brother onboard, fired the cannon and escorted Empire south The Bestumkilen. Other friends met us in their boats, as we were motorsailing south The Oslofjord. A bit south of Steilene Eivind's brother Morten, and his Ann Kristin and some other friends, showed up. Submarine Captain Mats passed and honoured with the Flag north of Oscarsborg, and Empire did the same.. We got a sextant onboard from Are (a college of Eivind ) and Are's son, when we passed Kaholmen. Trond and his family met us by Husvikholmen. We got a champagne and a biteingring (for babies)..??? onboard. Maybe they expect the crew to be more than two in a while… ?
Heidi and the Captein are sewing and bending steel pipes and mounting sprayhoods and cockpit-tents for Rolf's (Kapell & Annat's) Swedish customers, and Rolf makes the drawing for Empire's new sprayhood and bimini. We are very thankful to Rolf for his hospitality, and we do hope he is satisfied with what we gave back.
On our way north through The Sound, K/S Norge (the Norwegian Kings ship) passed us on its way north.. The kings sailboat S/Y Fram was towed behind. We honoured with the flag, as is the common way to say hello when ships meet, but there was no response from K/S Norge. Someone onboard K/S Norge should probably been tould some words.
After arriving in Mou , Denmark, our 2. Mate Asbjørn goes ashore. He was very pleased with the one week long journey, and wished us good luck further on.
Soon we have been on our way for two weeks. We really appreciate the visit from friends when we have been working in Denmark. Empire had no problems taking care of the family of 4 Skriden. Eva Cecilie also visited us a couple of days, and of course she got the chance to give us a hand with assembling several new rigs…
|K/S Norge with S/Y Fram||Rolf messuring for the new sprayhood||Rolf - Kapell & Annat|
|Heidi by the sewing machine||The Captain bending steel pipes in Kapell & Annat's workshop|
|- now she is getting better.. .||Taking out the stiches after the removed "spots"|