Hello Grateful Red Sailors

Now in Norway after my seven day penance in the Oslo quarantine hotel followed by a negative covid test.  The co – commander Kristine is following the same process and should be at the boat after her penance by June 18.  Going to go sailing soon!

Not sure if there are any risk takers on Grateful Red sailing team that would like to come to Norway – beautiful country and currently devoid of tourists. If anyone is interested – pls email and we can talk entering Norway strategy.  The rules are changing daily.

The Grateful Red will sail Geiringer Fjord – https://www.visitnorway.com/places-to-go/fjord-norway/the-geirangerfjord/ – visit Torghatten mountain and sail to the Lofoten Islands – sun will never set while we are in the islands https://www.visitnorway.com/places-to-go/northern-norway/the-lofoten-islands/  If you are thinking of sailing Norway Fjords – June/July is the time.

Have to be out of Norway by July 18 or pay local taxes – Grateful Red will be gone.  Looking for crew to sail Alesund to Lerwick in the Shetland Islands.  An overnight but the sun never sets.

In late 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 September fourth 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.

Hope to see you on the water — Ken