Bluejay and the Queen of Norway!
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Yesterday Bluejay set sail from our alternative berth in Nusfjord, still regaling at having to move to make space for the Queen of Norway! Robert led the mainsail hoist in the “shelter” of the fjord – to be honest, there wasn’t much wind forecast and our hopes weren’t high. But as we motored out into Vestfjorden, aiming to hike a left and head NE to Henningsvaer, a gentle breeze met us. So eagerly we hoisted everything we had, and there began the ultimate sail. We weren’t winning any speed records, but we slowly trickled forward. Not a cloud to be seen (and no whales either, but you can’t have it all). Sail trim was taught on the foredeck, and we learnt the nitty gritty of passage planning too. There was even time for a spot of tranquil sunbathing. Rita exclaimed that it was the perfect day. Eventually we sailed into “the Venice of the Lofotens” – once again to see the Royal Yacht – and secured a comfortable berth alongside a fish restaurant… which naturally we had to sample! Cod, halibut, mussels, lamb… we tried all the local cuisine, and went to bed with the sun still blazing, feeling very full and content.