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
Mast ready to be raised
View from the top
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.
Today we had our first real day spent working on Trusty.
Morning started out cloudy and gray but we looked a bit at all the things inside that needed to be sorted out. The new saltwater pump was working fine and after a lunch at Korvans (a nice small burger and sausage kiosk, aka korvmoj) the rain stopped and we could go back and work again.
We’re moving our radar down a meter from where it used to be because we’re installing a AIS system, now we won’t need that long-range radar coverage and can focus on getting a better resolution closer to us.
Fixing the anchor windlass
We sorted out the new anchor windlass and its up and running, that will be our most useful piece of equipment on Trusty. Raising our anchor without sweat, tears and hard language will help saving the sanity of the crew 😉
Notice the sky color of the sky in the two pictures, it’s much easier working when the weather is more like the second picture and now we have started for real. All of a sudden the million things we were worried about just fell into place. All the work seem manageable and not that hard. Soon, soon we’re starting the real adventure.
.. 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.
A 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.