Originally Posted by Palarran
I've watched many of your videos during the pandemic and want to thank you. I'll do it proper on Patreon soon :-)
You guys are a true inspiration for me in regards to cruising Norway
. It's all I can think about when dreaming about sailing (well, Greece
also). How well do you think a 56' catamaran would do there? I'm thinking that we would go up the US coast next spring to Newfoundland
and cross over to Ireland
. Then overwinter in the British Isles then head
up in 2022.
Good luck with your catamaran build.
David - another Michigander from Kalamazoo.
Happy to trade
boats to make life easier for you
In theory every marina we saw could accommodate your boat
. The issue is that 90% of the marinas
are not manned by any staff- you pay by credit card on an app- so nobody is there to regulate where boats berth. It's first come, first served, and everyone takes the easy to access tee docks... and unfortunately space themselves out inefficiently.
But I guess you have a pretty large tender
. Most of the marked anchorages
anywhere close to civilization are filled with moorings, fish farms or other boats. If you're willing to take the tender
a few miles to get into town, you should be able to avoid the marinas
completely.... but the town's marina are a great place to met awesome locals.
for Norway is to get North as quick as possible and work
your way South over the remaining season. This was what everyone told us to do beforehand, but instead we entered close to Bergen, struggled to work
our way North and then struggled back down again. It's a lot like the Med- either no wind
or too much straight on the nose.
I don't know if you remember way back to 2016, but you gave us an Icom SSB
and a Weatherfax. The Icom
had an issue that I couldn't diagnose so we gave it to a local in the Bahamas
, but the weatherfax has been a great addition. Thanks again for the kindness