The return to Foxen

And here we are again! Yes, adventures starts all the time, and we are just about to start a new one. What can I say, the pirates are back! It’s official. We are returning to the sacred land of Foxen. We have of course been made aware of the ongoing pandemic and are taking all necessary precautions. There is (as usual) no plan to what will take place this summer but we have managed to secure nine large floating pontoons to build our very first float to make space for extended living on the lake. The truck and crane is booked and the start-up cash is secured.

Harry visiting some Swedish island

Yours truly have spent the last couple of weeks working his previous job, and the entire crew have been crashing in the apartment of the Goddess in Lillehammer. FF Ella has spent some quality resting time in Fredrikstad of which should be our port of departure in less than ten days. Before we’ll of course have to secure negative covid-tests and pack the boat ready to be lifted from the ocean, transported an hour inland to the town of Ed and finally lowered into the amazingly fresh water of Stora Le. For a long time we were just awaiting the Swedish government to reopen their borders, and as of April 1st we’ve got the green light.

This will be our 400 km journey the next couple of weeks.

From the moment we arrive in Foxen anything can happen. I imagine the visits from tourists busing in from the rest of Europe will be somewhat limited compared to our last summer in the Swedish forest. But then again we never expected to meet so many exceptional people in the first place. Going into Foxen almost exactly 3 years ago – our only plan was to spend the entire summer enjoying life on FF Harry and to get in touch with some holistic research.

I hope of course that we’ll be able to meet up with some of our friends from back then and to have some visits across the borders without people risking to spend the better part of a week quarantined upon return. In our eyes, we can’t just stop living our lives and this return to the sacred lands do in fact represent the safest and most logical choice for the original crew for the time being. Here are some pictures from last time. As you might know, our beloved FF Harry is no more, but the FF Ella will have to do, who knows, she might even get a little brother.

That’s all for now, have a nice day – see you at Foxen.

Captain Jack

End of the Expedition

We have reached the end of our Norwegian Coast Expedition. It has been an adventure for life, and something I’d possible would do again. Next time, we would sail during summer, in a boat with shower, cockpit-tent and autopilot. Having steered dear old FF Ella the entire way I wouldn’t say no to an autopilot to taking part of the job. It has however been an experience that can never be forgotten. We spent about 3 months northbound and then 6,5 months back down. As of right now FF Ella is getting a shining and washing down. She will have to get ship shape before our next adventure.

Norway is beautiful, that’s for sure. And it feels strange to have visited all counties within the past pandemic-year. But it was a true opportunity, something every Norwegian should experience. I’m not going to go on about the journey. Feel free to read most about it in previous posts. I just wanted you to know that we have arrived at the end of the Expedition. And of course, are currently planning our next.

Of course, we have a dream of sailing around the world. But that will have to be a bit into the future. In order to do this we have to save enough to buy a larger boat, with a little more equipment. Also we are putting together a list of the equipment needed, besides it is probably a good idea to wait out Covid-19. If you’d like to follow this journey, take a look at our GOFUNDME-page. We would love your support.

Make sure to follow our blog for the future, summer is about to hit Scandinavia and we are ready to embark on new adventures in just a few weeks. Until then, stay dry, healthy and smile.

Captain Jack