After a few dives in the Faroe Islands we set sail towards Bergen tonight. Due to the bad weather in Iceland we won’t have time to stop in the Shetland Islands. No hard feelings though, as Shetland is close by and easily attainable for later trips. As my favorite place to be with a sail boat, the Faroes has not disappointed us this year either. In two days we have seen orcas and pilot whales, explored the caves of Hestur and witnessed the extraordinary beauty of the archipelago.
In port we had the pleasure of meeting fellow sailors from Norway who have been out on the seas since before we were born. When speaking to the captain Wollert one of the crewmembers emerged. To our big surprise it was one of the most legendary Norwegian sailors of all times, Ragnar Thorseth, famous for amongst others sailing around the world with a replica Viking ship. The afterparty in the neighbour boat with Ragnar, Wollert and a distinguished crew with stories from legendary sailing trips and songs from old times shall never be forgotten.
We expect to reach Bergen on Saturday or Sunday, depending on the winds. The adventure is approaching its end for now, it will be a long and wistful trip back to the everyday life. This being said, we look very much forward to seeing our friends and family again soon.
Picture above, a humble crew meeting with Ragnar Thorseth, the man who had met two American presidents, Fidel Castro, Queen Elizabeth to mention a few celebrities..