Yup, he has really taken his role as a shipmate seriously. He has been with us since long before the beginning. But it’s time for Simba to get all four legs back on land. At least for a while. It took a few days in the beginning for the poor guy to get comfortable with his new floating reality, but as the awesome kittycat he is – he took to spend the hot summerdays onboard eating and shitting like a real shipcat do. And we haven’t seen any mice so he must’ve been doing his thing. But like the real pirate cat he have learned to become – he doesn’t have the necessary papers to live or even be outside the borders of Norway. But since we consider FF Harry both stateless and sometimes a little Norwegian, he has been within the laws onboard.
Since our plan is to continue this journey through the EU we can not really travel with illegal immigrants onboard #ffharry. He’s been great company and has behaved like a cat. That is why in a couple of hours he will be kidnapped by uncle Sander in Østre Otteid. I’m sure he will miss us very much – especially now that he is finally back from his 9 day long solo-adventure in Töcksfors. Thanks to the tight cat-community and a little bit of Facebook in this little Swedish village we were never really concerned about his safe return to the ship. And voila, here he is packing his bags to go back to the safe haven of Lisleby, Norway. Besides, he would probably really prefer some better air-conditioning than Harry can offer.
In other news; FF Harry is doing great! There is still weeks and hundreds of hours onboard before we leave this wonderful lake. The heat is close to killing the woods and fires are raging everywhere in both south Norway and Sweden. The crew has therefor desired to follow the fire prohibition, that now also includes cigarettes. We are serving dosins of canoeists every single day from early afternoon to a long long time past bedtime. Orders are coming in by e-mail and Instagram. We’ve had people waiting close to 48 hours before we can get them their fruit, candy, energy-bars or beer. If you are waiting for us, we are happy to say we will find you sooner or later.
One small complaint: Swedes really suck on their diesel-prices. We just paid 51 Euro for 27,3 liters. Giving us a running cost of over 2 Euro every hour.
But more good news: A new crew member is joining us on monday! They come and go from all places, but this will be our third addition from Finnmark. We’ll of course be wishing him welcome like only pirates do.