Hello Grateful Red Sailors

Had a flight to Norway in March moved to April now moved to May 26th.  Hopefully the Covid “pandemic” is behind us – both Kristine and I have had our two vaccination shots (Moderna).  Currently Norway is not allowing fully vaccinated visitors entry to their country – preparing for the change!

The Grateful Red is on the hard in Aalesund, Norway.  Only a one-day sail from Geiringer Fjord – https://www.visitnorway.com/places-to-go/fjord-norway/the-geirangerfjord/.  I went Geiringer Fjord a couple decades ago – would be an unbelievable Grateful Red sail.  Covid willing, Kristine and I plan to return to the boat in early June to sail the west coast of Norway – Geiringer, Orsta, Bergen – maybe the Lofoten Islands – https://www.visitnorway.com/places-to-go/northern-norway/the-lofoten-islands/  If you are thinking of sailing Norway Fjords – June/early July is the time.

In July will be sailing to Inverness and the Caledonia Canal.  The canal includes home of the Loch Ness Monster – https://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/canals/caledonian-canal/ Hope to catch some of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in early August – https://www.edinburghfestivalcity.com/festivals/edinburgh-festival-fringe.  Grandson DK’s birthday is August 20th – August 16 to 30 Kristine and I plan to be stateside. 

Will return to the boat first week of September and sail across the English Channel to Amsterdam.  The tentative plan is to have a Grateful Red party headlined by Moonhouse September 16, 17, 18 and 19 at Amsterdam City Marina http://www.citymarina.nl/ – where we stayed for the Covid lockdown 2020.

Hoping to see you on the water — Ken