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Another incredible day sailing and exploring in the Lofotens

Posted in : Bluejay

Our intrepid crew started the day with (Laura’s) freshly baked scones in the Gulvika anchorage, while a black crowned night heron feasted on a cod. We indulged in more arctic swimming and a session on the basics of celestial navigation before heading out in a gentle downwind sail – never breaking more than 3knots, but with only 8nm to cover and a beautiful sunny day ahead of us we were in no rush. At the base of Litl Molla, our new resting place, we found the best beach in Norway – perfect white sand, some fire wood for a bonfire, shelter from the fallvind and breathtaking views. The crew, having finally mastered dropping the anchor, hurried to get more swimming and sunbathing time, carrying our BBQ supplies ashore. The master fire maker Matthew assembled a roaring driftwood campfire. Sadly out in the anchorage the wind had picked up so our Captain stayed with Bluejay whilst we dined al fresco. Eventually we had to call an end to this beautiful day (“one of the top 5 days of my life”), and head back to our bunks in preparation for today’s 50nm trek south down the Vestfjorden.