Five years ago we had a dream to sail to Norway….and it has now (FINALLY) happened!! It was a long road to get here, and the sailing part only takes up about 18 months of that time. First we had to find the right boat…and then spend nearly 3 years getting her ready.
If you’re not familiar with our story, we were sitting in the Azores in 2014 with plans to sail to the Mediterranean…until we talked to many sailors making their way down from Scandinavian countries. “Hey, why don’t we do that instead?”, we thought.
After a few weeks of searching online, we found an aluminum boat back in Florida…in our price range…but in need of much love. Instead of continuing east at this point, we pointed our bow south and spent the next 6 months working our way back to Florida.
What we found waiting for us needed a lot more love than we thought…but now the dream of sailing Norway was so strong that we couldn’t let it go. A 9 month refit turned into 30 months, and in December 2017 we shoved off.
Now, after sailing her down to the Caribbean, crossing the Atlantic in 2018 and spending a winter in the Azores, we have finally made our miles north and sailed into the fjords of Norway. We’re very excited to spend the next few months here, and the feeling of accomplishment is pretty surreal!
Thank you so much for following along on our adventure!
Cheers from Norway,
Jessica, Matt & Georgie