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Taking it all in our stride

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The good ship Oriole took it all in her stride today as she ploughed on through a F6 gusting 7 well into Arctic Norway. An offshore tack to begin with to gain height, followed by a good onshore tack to the first of the skerries channel of the day.

Through the narrow channel under sail and after another tacking match up the inside lead we arrived in Lyngoya, a beautiful anchorage surrounded by islands, sea eagles, terns and a backdrop of the harsh, unforgiving and mountainous Norwegian coast.

A long, hard and tiring 60 NM to windward. Expedition Sailing at its best.