I’m rushing out of the office at 2pm to sneak up north before the heavy traffic is blocking the highways. If we are on time, we’ll be able to complete grocery shopping and storing of all the goods on board today. Traffic is reporting mostly all clear, stop-and-go around Hamburg, estimated delay 30 minutes.
It’s a sunny day, 25° Celsius. We are shutting down the AC in the car and opening all windows to feel the warm wind on your faces while cruising towards the Ancora Marina. Traffic is tightening, 14km stop-an-go around Bad Oldesloe. No alternative route, who cares! Why not start deceleration already.
There is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong attitude.
The next 23 days shall be relaxing. Our plan … none. We’ll wake up in the morning look outside the windows and into our souls to do what we feel like and the wind allows us to do. If the wind is too strong, the waves too high or the weather to shitty, we’ll just stay at the harbor. If the conditions are good, we’ll probably set course towards the South Funen Archipelago and cruise around the tiny islands.
5:10pm arrival at our destination. The shopping list is already prepared. We only need to buy fresh stuff and goods that needs cooling. The rest is already on board, sorted chaotically in the saloon. I drove it up a week ago.
It’s 2 hours later and we start stowing 78 liters of sparkling water, 10 liters of milk, 10 liters of juice, 15 liters of wine, 4 pallets of beer, 8 kilos of noodles, bags of onions, potatoes, garlic, cream cheese, a large box full of vegetables and fruits, sweets and candy, 24 kilos of charcoal, my laptop, a camera, a GoPro, crochet utensils, 8 books and many other things.
Another 3 hours later, everything is stowed away. norðri still afloat. Amazing how much storage capacity this boat holds. Especially the storage behind the cooler – we call it cellar – is very useful. With the boat ready to go, we are going to sleep in excitement for what is to come.