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Happy summer!

Playful dolphins joined us at our sailboat crossing of the North Sea from Bergen to Fair Isle 2008. See my video of a dolphin in flight!
I haven't yet updated my Fair Isle and Shetland pages, but you can meanwhile
see the pictures here.

Finding loose ends in Sevilla

Sometimes a trip is best told with only pictures, and for that VT has the travelogues. Driving home from Christmas at Geilo, I passed over the mountain platau of Hardangervidda. See the t-logue from the trip here.

Another trip was a special one. It was a small mission to find a gravestone for my mother that passed away August 11 2005
Some might find this unusual, so I documented it here:
Finding a natural gravestone in this travelogue here

Welcome to my travels

Want to read a monkey story? Read about it here

Our apartment in Spain. See more in the travelogue below

My sailboat :-)

...2 minute walk from my home...
60°20.05N 5°14.80E
She already has her own internet page. Click here

"Tintessa" is a 32' masthead rigged Maxi95, with two double cabins. She is an old lady from '76, but in exelent condition.

About straight West of her buoy and mooring are the Shetland Islands. Only 200 nautical miles. You do have to cross the North Sea though :-)


The town I live in. Be my guest and see my Bergen page ;-)
Click here
I try here to welcome travelers with what they can expect to experience.
I discovered that I can use VT as an excuse to play tourist and take my camera along to make new discoveries.


No, this is NOT a Seagull. It is a much larger seabird called a Gannet.

I do however have a few good tales about certain Seagulls on my pages.

The Fish & Chips King can be read on my Lerwick page, and the King of the Locks can be read on my Inverness page.

Another VT member, utttz (Paolo) has an interesting observation on the Peruvian Seagulls.

The Puffin (Fair Isle)

I took this picture crawling on my belly on the edge of the cliffs of Fair Isle

I guess Fair Isle IS off the beaten path....
Another "off the beaten path" place I have been, is the Old Forge at Inverie. Listed in Guiness record book as mainland Britains most remote Pub!
I would realy like to know if any other VT'ers have been there!

Note to self:
Read book recomended by member kathymof:
"Last Places a Journey to the North"

It is said...

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius
The best way to measure social intelligence is to observe a persons parking manners.
- daarth
It is always a great disappointment when the stapler runs out of staples.
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I am usually a non-violent man. I can?t help it though; it is fun to bully a bully.
- daarth
Sometimes I bend all my intellect into making as little sense as humanly possible. Other times I succeed without even trying.
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I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation
-George Bernard Shaw

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
-Douglas Adams
I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by.
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If the person you are talking to doesn't appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
-Winnie the Pooh
I got the shuffle. Lightweight, honk it on. And you shuffle the shuffle
-Georg Bush
I know that human beings and fish can coexist peacefully
-Georg Bush
When you're president, you've got to walk and chew gum at the same time.
-Barack Obama
I'm no angel, but I've flapped my wings quite a bit.
- Mae West
That's between you and your god. Oh, wait a minute. You are your god. That's a problem.
-Colonel Jack O'Neill in Stargate SG1
The next time you decide to stab me in the back, have the guts to do it to my face.
-Mal in "Firefly"


What does LOL mean? Look here:

Having trouble pinpointing or spelling a destination in VT?
Try: www.viamichelin.com
Also great if your planning a trip by car!

Circumnavigating Scotland

July 2002 I circumnavigated Scotland with a friend and his 33' sailboat (Scanmar 33). This was done by using the Caledonian Canal. We crossed the North Sea South-West on the way out, on through the Canal, up and around the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland, and back to Bergen. We did go ashore a few places and circumnavigated the Scottish pubs and distilleries... ;-)
1141 Nautical miles!
I have started writing about this adventure, and you can find the start in the travelogue below....
There you can also find out if I managed to save a cap that blew overboard.....
-...and yes, it IS possible to sail on Loch Ness - see my page from there ;-)

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