Lovely Denmark, here we come
After an overnight stop just north of Havstenssund to pick up the crew for Skagen we want more or less straight west while the wind slowed down and slowly turned more north which suited us well. Always nice to be on the way to Denmark. Love that place:-)
Somehow we missed to take a groupie so not even trying to pretend like it wasn't photoshopped...here you go, all three in one shot: Martin, Oscar and Johannes. Great to have you sailors onboard!
As you can see the wind left most potential sailing dramas aside. So the evening called for the creation of some home made ones to entertain these experienced sailors: Martin a full fledge examined Sea Captain and Johannes one time crossing the Atlantic in upwind and one time sailed Equador-Tahiti. Oscar joined Johannes to Tahiti...a pretty bold choice of a first leg for a guy who never before had sat his foot on a sailboat.
We made solar oven starter for dinner. Oscar did not believe it could be hot enough "in that tube". After some 15 minutes he was convinced that he was going to win the bet. Chicken breast slices, leek and some olive oil and spices.
After 25 minutes. Hot-hot-hot.
Then some hot-hot-hot pasta for main course.
And some science for desert. Trawling for micro plastics on flat waters may not seem very dramatic, but it is important to follow the scientific protocol and to get the heavy trawl out and into the water and up again on 34ft sailboat is still a challenge.
The wind died out totally later that evening and we had not much range left in the battery so we arrived Skagen at 5 AM instead of 10PM. It didn't help us out there with a northbound current of a knot or two...