Skjoldungen sailed on Tuesday morning 09:21 from Bekkjarvik with the course towards Bømlahavn. In the middle of the afternoon, the message was that they aimed for the shorter distance to Mosterhavn because of failing winds. But sailing weather is changeable, the wind became much more favorable during the day, and Skjoldungen sailed all the way to Haugesund, where they arrived 21:40.
It was a sailed distance of approx. 50 miles of approx. 12 hours - it's an average of 4 knots.
At the arrival at Haugesund, they were greeted by a photographer from the local newspaper who took a handful of beautiful photos of the ship in the evening sun from his speed boat - they stayed in a beautiful natural harbor on Vibrandsøy - just opposite the modern harbor in Haugesund. Haugesund is a busy port city, where one large ship replaces the other, so it was great to be allowed to moor in peace and quiet in the natural harbor on the other side.
Wednesday morning has gone by to packing and making everything ship-shape for the onward voyage.
The crew thoroughly examined the charts before the departure from Haugesund. There are many reefs and islands of all sizes on the way south - and many possible ways to travel through the archipelago - which is the best for today's wind?
And the crew got time for thoughts of what awaits ahead when the archipelago navigation is replaced by coastal navigation on the edge of the large, large Atlantic.
The Skjoldungen departed Haukesund on Wednesday 10 July at. 12.02 with a goal to reach Tananger.