THE POD DRIVE
Voila....this is it. The old engine, the tank, the tubes, the smell, the fuel, the holes for emission and cooling water are all gone. They are being replaced by this little shining plug inside the boat, and the sleek pod and folding propeller underneath it.
We left Aker Brygge in Oslo on June 5th and arrived Riddarholmen in Stockholm on September 5th. We sailed more than 2500 Nautical Miles for change and here are all the legs displayed, with a link to a map and with the distance. Fårösund-Riga...the longest leg with its 228,6 Nautical Miles. Dessi and Camilla joined me up to Fårösund, in there we met with three young sailors who just came sailing from Tallin – Isac, Clara and Alex – and the next morning Rickard arrived with the
Today we sailed in and tied S/Y Johanna to Riddarholmen in Stockholm City Center. Some 30-40 people crowned the "Arrival After-Sail" event with their presence and all the hugging and support was a wonderful home-coming bonus:-) Thank you all for coming, thank you all for your support along the way, thank you all fabulous young crew members and thank you all partners for help, support and good advices! Yes, we are done with this mission and no, of course we will not quit – the
Nothing would mean more to us than to see you live or online tomorrow at the "Arrival After-Sail" event in Stockholm, Sweden. Three young crew members will join me onboard when we sail the last Nautic Miles in to the quay of Riddarholmen in the city center of Stockholm...with the City Hall and "Nobel Dinner Palace" as our backdrop. These sweet young crew members joined for micro plastic trawling in Stoccckholm Archipelago – from Columbia and Gotland. Riddarholmen is situated
He flew in from Uganda's capital Kampala, hopped on the train to Stockholm city and then onto the bus to Stafsnäs and well there, a ferry to Sandhamn. So I had to be gentle when welcoming him to the outskirts of the archipelago, a Swedish classic lunch and down into a tiny sailboat where he should live for 5 days. My brave friend Eddy Balina – a true hero from Jinja in Uganda where he is organizing inspirational non-violent changes for young people in his community as well as