Monthly Archives: May 2017

Norwegian Coastal Cruising: PART I (Selor to Mandal)

I’ll just preference these summer posts with an overall impression:  southern Norway provides an extremely different cruising experience than our adventures on the west coast during the summers of 2015 and 2016. There, we found dramatic scenery and sparse harbors, whereas here brings to mind a Maine summer with shared anchorages and bustling towns. Case in point:  we’ve seen and met more yachties in our first week in southern Norway than we did in our previous two summers combined.

Each type of cruising provides memories we hold onto, and in both, those memories remind us once again how lucky we a

Friday – Saturday, May 19 – 20

SELØR

We cast off our lines from Farsund where we landed two days prior from the Netherlands.

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Waiting for weather… still

NEUENGAMME

Friday, May 5

Winds still not favorable, so on to our next Hanseatic port city:  Bremen; but, first a sobering stop along the way outside of Hamburg. We wanted to see Neuengamme, a concentration camp we’d never heard of before.

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Waiting for weather…

TERSCHELLING

Saturday – Monday, April 29 – May 1

With Danielle on her way to new adventures we readied JUANONA for our next port, a Friesian Island off the northern coast of Netherlands. Having stopped at Vlieland Island going to/returning from Norway last summer we opted to explore a bigger one just to the east.

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