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Heimøya

It is part of the fun to discover new places. If you haven’t been to a place, then it may be a good reason to go there one day. After an interesting afternoon – sometimes the wind needs about a minute up here to turn 180 degrees, which is interesting for a ship under sail – we came to Heimøya. A little island, separated from its little neighbouring island by a little channel. The Norwegians have obviously discovered Heimøya as a good place to build weekend houses, so there is quite a few of them there. Is that the reason for the name, or was it the other way around?

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We still have a real sunset and, accordingly, a real evening with real evening light.

Nusfjord

Nusfjord is the first port of call for us, so the rest of the night is calm, apart from the slightly disharmonic music of singing fenders. A very pleasant surprise for most on board to wake up on these lovely surroundings. Nusfjord is kind of a museum village, a time capsule that moves the visitor back to the early 20th century, as you are walking into the old „Landhandel“ or around the little natural harbour with its traditional rorbuer, simple wooden buildings where fishery workers were accommodated periodically in the old days. Kittiwakey are making the same noise today as they did 100 years ago. And the rain showers make you as wet as they did 100 years ago, Gore Tex or not.

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As a final highlight, Captain Joachim is navigating Antigua around the little island of Brattholmen, through a scenic natural channel. A miniature version of Trollfjord, kind of a warm-up exercise. Perfectly enjoyed from the best place, up on the mast ☺

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