Landing….after an Atlantic figure of eight – 15 000 nautical miles alone

Emma

So I have now been home for a week, though it does feel much longer. The journey is now already in the past and I am trying to adjust to life on land whilst not enirely loosing the deep and calm feeling of peace I found at sea. (Wish me good luck!)

I am very happy to be home and to be amongst loved ones again. At the same time there is a little sadness somewhere deep down that this special time is now over. But there is a time and a place for everything and I am just so greatful to have had the journey that I did. Now a new one will begin on land with different kinds of joys and challenges which I look forward to. This includes earning money somehow, putting some roots down and invest time with the people whom I love.

Sailing will always be part of my life and I am sure I will sail the big seas again at some point in my life. In the meantime I will explore the destinations more nearby during the summers.

CapriceHarbour

Caprice

Caprice’s engine needs to come out and I decided to sail her to Svanesund to attempt this job there, having some local support from an old friend who is very experienced with engines. I am not, but I am about to learn! To hand the job entirely over to a workshop could end up being VERY expensive.

I am not sure yet if I will keep Caprice or sell her on to someone else who wants to do some long distance sailing which she is so well suited for.

 

 

The Blog

There is so much to write and I have a lot of videos and photos. I will post my story bit by bit so keep an ear out. I am also planning to make a film, maybe write a book and give some talks. I am very happy to share my experience in all the ways that I can, as it was so special and unique and I hope to inspire others to take that step and follow a dream, whatever that dream may be!

I Hamn i Tångudden!!

Efter en tuff segling in och en äventyrlig bogsering av George och hans båt från Brännö ligger jag nu i hamn 🙂 Västnytt har intervjuat mig och det sends nu! Återkommer med mer berättelser. Har fått ett fantastiskt välkomnande av nära och kära.

Lite Vind

Gott och ha mobilkontakt med Emma. Vi har bestämt !! att hon ankommer Tångudden ca kl15 på måndag. Kom gärna då alla som kan och vinka in henne– eller senare. Enl. YR kommer Emma och Caprice med regnet– dubbel glädje och fest

Stiljte

Emma och Caprice ligger o gungar söder om Norges sydända lat57.7,lon6.45. Får väst vind i em. Tror att hon når Vinga må em.// Claes

210nm to Gothenburg

I should have checked the total distance in nm Emma has sailed since 2 sept last year. 210 nm is a drop in the ocean. But without engine and no winds at Skagen it takes time. She bealive she will reach Vinga sunday. ( afternoon I guess). Worth case Monday .She needs follower/tug boats from Vinga to Tånguddens marina. I have arranged for one maybe two boats. And I know she will happy if people will come will come to the Marina and wave her in. On saturday I will blogg–write an estimated time at arrival / ETA.                                                                                             / Emmas, little more relaxed father.

Last leg has begun

I jumped on the chance of a tow out of Stornoway. Neighbouring yatch Epinoch with skipper Richard kindly towed us 5 miles out of port where we picked up a light northerly wind. He too is leaving Gothenburg but will stop along the way. I have stocked up on lots of food. And now hoping for some better winds to take us home, sailing north of Orkneys. I will now have some ‘cream tea’ and settle into the quiet night tacking slowly up The Minch. Gothenburg, here we come!!