It took us 12 hours from we woke up for the last time in our shitty Malta apartment to we entered our amazingly well kept new ship built in 1984. At the time it was a shell of a hull worth a 108 thousands Swedish kroner meaning Kaj, the old sailor we are purchasing it from have been spending an extreme amount of labor and money to get the boat we see today into ship-shape. With all equipment existing on board the value for what we have got here is far greater than the price of 33 thousand. Today we must be the luckiest two men in all of Scandinavia. Don’t worry Kaj, we promise to take great care of your life project – the ship named after your mother Ella.
I just woke up from our first night onboard. Outside the wind is hauling just like when we arrived but I love it. Finally the ground underneath us are alive again – and the sound of the heavy breeze blowing between the hundreds of boats in Västerås marina have made it clear that we are finally back where this journey paused about a year ago.
It will take us a few days to get everything in order. A boat this big shouldn’t just be released on open water without the Captains having full control over the engine, equipment and gear. We will take our time, we are in No hurry what so ever. The time is our own now and we intend to make the most of it in our own pace.
She is a 33 feet steel sailor with 5 births. It has a head for toiletry business and a huge mass taking up the entire side of the mid section. This is a huge plus since boats this size usually have a tiny kitchenette which is no good for liveaboards like ourselves. The list of equipment is long and I’ll get back to this as soon as I have a better overview. But she should be fit for sailing and best of all she is completely dry inside. Very much unlike our last two boats and our Maltese apartment.
Today is Friday 13th and we’ll spend the day slowly getting organized. For the first time in a very long time we can control the heat by take on more clothes and that itself feels amazing. We went to a store last night to get basic provisions so we should be good for a while. We’ll still need to figure out the bathroom situation and stuff like that but for now we are feeling like the luckiest guys on earth.
This was just another short update. We are doing great and can’t wait to get out on the water again. Our only plan is to have a bit of fun here on Mälaren before entering back into the Baltic and most likely head south along the Swedish coast.
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