We have gone through all of the Dalslands Canal. As per usual pirates work very hard wherever they go. This time it’s for real. We have to come up with 4000 euros within a couple of week in order to afford the ship we kind of already bought. In between putting up a little pirate show and selling our amazingly fantastic postcards (that all contributors get in the mail) we are trying to enjoy the wonderful nature we pass by. I’m happy to report that all our hard work, campaigning and show-making is paying off. We are at this moment at 9266 kroner (920 euro), meaning; we are a quarter of the way to our goal. And the nature is breathtaking.
After weeks of working 14 hour days, 5 days a week it is nice to spend some time enjoying just transiting through Sweden. We do after all get to see some of the most beautiful nature northern Europe ever can come up with. The people are friendly, the weather is not what it has been all summer, but then – we are finally not being fried to crispy human bacon or washed out totally.
The crew of five have been enjoying the journey these last couple of days. We have eaten well and gone through some very special waterways. So far the aqueduct in Håverud is probably the most special – it’s not everyday we get to drive FF Harry over a water-bridge. However, there is a lot of beautiful places to sluice in this now 150 year old waterway. And if you ever have the chance we highly recommend making the trip.
Tonight we stay in Åmål. The chapter of Dalslands Canal is over. Next we’ll head for Göta Canal. But not until we are rested and ready to continue. Also, two of our crew members, Lone and Snorre, are disembarking in Åmål. Tomorrow morning they will sadly be gone. They are continuing with their second year at a Folkehøgskole in Hadeland. Left to take care of our ship will be me, Simen and Varg. I’m sure we’ll be fine, but we’ve had a great time with this crew. There is plenty of great moments to look back on. More and new crew is also joining in the near future – very much needed to help sell all the postcards we need for our new pirate ship.
It’s always a little sad whenever a chapter is closing in. Lucky for us – this is not the end of the story. So feel free to follow our journey, the blog and also on instagram. Add us to see pictures, check this site once in a while for updates and if interested you also find us on snapchat and Simen is still on facebook.
As you probably know by now, we do need your help to fund our new ship. We are in touch with a friend and fellow pirate you can read more about further down the page, a French freethinker that has spent most of his life, over 30 years in India – but also 18 years sailing the seas. He will most likely come with us to teach us the basics of sailings, even though he crashed his own ship into some big rocks in India. Read about our first meeting with Marc and his brother Patrick in one of our first blogs.
Now, if you are able to help out with 1 euro, maybe 10? Basically anything you want would be very much appreciated. THIS IS THE LINK TO OUR GOFUNDME
Have a great weekend!
Much love from all of us onboard!
+ Lone and Snorre