Lecture and inspiration

Lecture with Magnus Lindén “Beyond the Horizon” a book and lecture about his experiences of many years blue water sailing in different boats as skipper, paying crew and delivery sailing around the world. So inspiring!

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Lecture with Magnus Lindén “Beyond the Horizon” a book and lecture about his experiences of many years blue water sailing in different boats as skipper, paying crew and delivery sailing around the world. So inspiring!

At Monday evening we took Pelle with us on his first lecture, you better start early with those things. after procrastinating whether to sign up or not we decided to go and have a look. After all we’re about to do this trip in a not so distant future and could indeed use some inspiration and knowledge. And we didn’t regret it.

We ended up with a signed ex of his book and a “good luck and you’ll be fine traveling with kids” from Magnus and his partner Lucina, the later did spend some time in the Greek archipelago with her three little kids and made us realize it would be managed to sail with our little guy.

This and some research the last few weeks have made us change our mind about which route to take. We have talked about how much we would love to see more of Europe and sail the Mediterranean, after this lecture with Magnus we are sure what route to take, we will go for the European water ways and the canals from Germany down to France.

The May 6th is the date when Amie will be launched to sea, and therefor we can officially say that the spring maintenance are on. Today we emailed our landlord to tell them we want to end our contract, so in the end of May we will move on board our boat! It’s hard to believe how much work we have ahead of us and all the things needed to be fixed, but we will take one day at a time.

We will sell and give away all our furniture’s and belongings not suitable for a boat, we just realized we own way too much stuff. This is something we can relate to from earlier experiences when we moved from an apartment into a caravan in 2012, it feels so good to get rid of all the stuff we don’t use or need.

It’s a strange feeling now, but at the same time we both felt the rightness in the decision even though we don’t know where we will be in the end of the season it’s not a problem, we know where we want to be and trust in life to take us there. So we are heading for the Swedish west coast near Gothenburg and we’ll see how far we’ll get.

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Sincerely yours,

Daniel, Marica & Pelle

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