Twice we set out among the Norwegian fjords between Stord and Fitjar, Norway.
Aboard Alhena, a wooden Laurin Koster built in Sweden in 1953, we set sail once at sunset and into the night, and a second time midday. The wind was unfortunately lacking on our first trip, so we didn’t actually sail during our sunset trip, but we had better luck about a week later when we headed out midday.
Many thanks goes out to our Norway Airbnb host and new friend Davide for inviting us along for both rides!
Check out the Alhena blog here: http://alhena53.tumblr.com/
My first time on a sailboat, I’m pretty excited!
On our way to Fitjar, Norway at night
Approaching Fitjar, Norway after about 5-6 hours on the water
With past sailing experience, Ian’s pretty good at this sailing thing.
Cranes make up the Leirvik city skyline, Stord, Norway
Sunset on the sea in Leirvik, Stord, Norway
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About the Author
- In March 2014, Diana called it quits on her traditional American working life and set out to explore the world with her partner in crime (and love of her life) Ian Norman. They now live a sustainable life of full time travel, working for themselves and seeking adventure at the same time. Here on North to South, Diana documents their journey in achieving and maintaining this "road less traveled" way of life.