High summer sailing and exploring in the Orkney Islands
By Victoria Burton-Davey
It was good to have had the opportunity to sail on a voyage to Norway and visit this part of the world on Trinovante.
It was so chilled and so very beautiful. Thank you Su and John for a lovely trip up North.
Here are a few extracts from my log book.
“lovely day-North Sea iron blue/grey and pleasantly lumpy-my imagination working overtime-dreaming overtime-it is good to have the time-sunny watch”
“great to see fulmars fishing near boat-effortlessly sweeping down and rushing between peaks of mercurial North Sea”
“a bumble bee weaved down the deck and welcomed us to land…”
“Have had the fabulous time in Bergen: The Cafe Madeleina and the Vägen Bar were such good fun.”
“The scale of the fjords is very disconcerting-I thought a boat was a duck, until I noticed the house behind it!”
“Trondheim: Headed for Blaklandet Skydsstation for pilgrims supper-last stop for pilgrims of St Olav, who tried to convert the locals and was chopped up for his trouble- I hope we are not having mince for supper!”
My whole vision filled-my soul easing its stays
Pop up surprises
Christmas tree oil rigs
Sun soothed-windsmoothed map of my life
I face the weather and feel the salty healing
Burdens are jettisoned
I am lighter