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29 August 2010; At sea.

So we departed Tilbury at the civilized time of 8 am in the morning. As we were docked with the nose up the river we had to swing around off the berth before going down the river. With a wind force four blowing from the West and the current coming from the same direction (ebbing),…   read more of “29 August 2010; At…”

26 August 2010; North Sea.

26 August 2010; North Sea.

Late last night when we disembarked the pilot and sailed out of Oslofjorden we had our first surprise, being that the weather was not as bad as expected. It was only forecast to get better, today, during the day. In the morning the wind was indeed as forecast with a Northerly wind force 5. At…   read more of “26 August 2010;…”

25 August 2010; Oslo Norway.

25 August 2010; Oslo Norway.

It was quite nasty outside while we made our transit through the Skagerak. Luckily the swell was nearly on the stern. Same for the wind, wind force 9 was whistling over the water but it did not do the ship any harm. Instead it pushed it forward even a bit faster. Tonight will be a…   read more of “25 August 2010;…”