This year has been wild.
It seems like a lifetime and just yesterday at the same time Chilli left Oslo, 10.07.18.
The departure was the end of the by far most chaotic and intense three years of my life, and on departure the boat was an absolute mess. I was an absolute mess, and my ex-girlfriend likewise.
It took some weeks before we stabilized somewhat to not spontaneously be on the brink of tears because of exhaustion. I`m still looking back to that time with fear, but at the same time it was a enormously satisfying challenge!
It was surprisingly hard to finally leave Norway,
I must admit it was a tear in my eye when we left Hidra for Shetland, knowing that I did not know when I would see Norway again. It was a huge feeling of meaninglessness, and it kept with me for several months. Questions of why and what the hell I was doing, who did I do it for, what did I expect to get out of it. Had I just been lost in a frienzy of thousends of practical problems and challenges with the random result of a circumnavigation?
Anyway, here I am, Belém, Brazil, 1 year after. I understand why now.
- 6000nm ( 11 1111km) sailed
- 12 new countries and 3 continents
- 6 storms (3 at sea)
- 12 Crew-members + Pus
- 67 Ports and anchorages
- 32 height meters
// Update; Chilli is back on the water after almost two months on land for repairs and new antifouling. The wooden cradle broke during the operation of getting back in the water, and would it have failed 2minutes earlier it could mean the end of the boat. Close call. See instagram for full story.
Anyway, it feels like being reborn to be back on the water, wow.
Looking forward ro receive my sister in Suriname in September, and start new studies in August, online!