Category Archives: pre-work

One week

That’s how long we’ve been going at it full speed now, well full-ish speed, the last few days we’ve been slowing down a bit. Totally understanding since we’ve been working long days out in the sun with no rest in between, but now we’re starting to feel it. So today we start a bit later and I take time to post a bit of pictures from this weeks work.

New little friend

New little friend

Mast ready to be raised

Mast ready to be raised

View from the top

View from the top

Most booring phone ever ;)

Most booring phone ever 😉

Next week the fun wiring and connecting black boxes to other colored boxes starts…. …that will be interesting at the best.

A thousand things..

.. to do before we can leave Norway, or at least that is how one is feeling right now. Got to work the last weeks before moving down to Stenungsund and then a couple of hectic weeks before moving into Trusty with all that comes with that.

hardtopA couple of weeks ago we lifted the doghouse to get it reinforced and better fitted and did some plumbing work. While I’m not personally with Trusty right now my dad (the owner) is doing things all the time. I’m just doing boring stuff like shopping sat-phones, electronic charts, vacuum-packers and such and it feels weird knowing that in less than two months we’re heading for Scotland.

In the coming weeks we’ll be packing up our home in Jessheim and becoming nomads for a whole year, witch is wonderful but in a way scary as shit. Luckily I’ve done the trip before but not as the skipper of Trusty, quite mixed feelings but still I’m confident that we are ready for what this year have to offer.

The updates will be more frequent as we move down and start doing some real work, not just feeding hungry norwegians.


Unvieling the lady!

Made a weekend trip down to Stenugnsund to dismantle the boathouse. jessheim/stenugnsund
It had survived yet another winter but it’s going to need a bit of new lines to hold down the tarps as they were quite worn this time.
We had stunning weather and were having a hard time not drooling over the boats passing by outside the boatyard.

Did some preparations for the launching and tried out how our new mattresses fitted before they were covered in fabric. All in all it’s a great feeling as the days to our journeys start close in faster and faster.

The first part out through Skagerack is going to be interesting, it’s almost a sure thing that we’ll have to make landfall and wait for proper weather somewhere during the first crossing, we’re just having to make a guess as to where it might be. I’ll put a couple of $EC on the southern tip of Norway but one never knows.

Ending this update of a picture of Trusty almost stripped from her winter fur. 🙂