Originally Posted by willk
I'll post below with more details about my vague plan - it's all a little embarrassing...
So yeah - it's a little awkward on account of how we're not a bluewater
cruiser. We're not even a motor
...We are in fact, a 32 foot inflatable
OK OK, I know that's a VERY BAD THING, but hear me out!
The other odd thing about us is that we LOVE cruising, albeit on a generally smaller scale than you guys & gals. So if you can look past our cloud of fumes, the fact that we don't take time to savour life and the general awfulness of it all, we have a lot in common. Kinda...
Anyway - we are based on the very northern tip of Ireland
and would make the passage
to Norway via the Hebrides, Cape Wrath, the Orkneys and possibly Shetland. Shetland I know (too) well. We tend to cover 100-200Nm a day if the sea is kind and by that I mean seastate 4 or less. Our fuel
range is 300Nm plus 100Nm reserve. We have very limited facilities aboard and must be ashore or tied up at night. Once ashore we like the same things as everyone else.
I think that we are unlikely to be able to spend more than 10 days in Norwegian waters. A flying visit I know - but what else can one expect from our sort?
Naturally I appreciate any and all advice!