Wayfarer 4935"Bris"

v/ Jon Saxhaug 





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N.Cape at Lat. N. 71* 10' 21" and plateau 304 m abv Sea Level.  Most Nothern Spit/tongue of land of Norway is the low point, Knivskjellodden, on the left at Lat. N. 71* 11' 08" about 8,5 km West of N.Cape.














Big Seas at Blodskuttodden[Blood-cutting-point]


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Morning in Kjøllesfjord













Hello WAYFARERS - North Cape News of 2005 JUN 22 !


Very late to bed last night after driving 650 km from the morning at Honningsvåg by North Cape we were lucky to catch the last flight in the evening from Kirkenes by Russian border, to fly 1hr.50min back here, where we by car northbound used 30 hours continous driving being 4 drivers taking turns to drive the car with the trailer behind pulling Wayfarer 4935 - gorgeous trip!


From the North Cape plateau 307 m above sealevel we watched the Artic Ocean below and down there W4935 had passed by 2½ hours earlier. We had been out from the nightstop place Gjesvik(where we all four slept in a small cabin on a jetty by the harbour with W4935 - who used 10½ hours from Hammerfest to there - tied up below) on a "Bird Safari" to see *bird mountains* with Sea-eagles and the largest single colony of 360.000-400.000 pairs of Puffins(Norw. 'Lundefugl') called the Sea-Parrot in some langu-ages. Paid a lot of money for that whereas Jon & Jo in W4935 did the sightseeing free of charge!

They later ran into double reefed mainsail and small jib conditions, and strong currents before being becalmed at *Kinnarodden*(meaning the point/cape by Kinna before/west of Gamvik), where they floated about enjoying new caught Cod with vine and later Coffee avec - some kind of tasty fluid added while hailing the midnight sun or fog! Last message from last night(21st JUN 05)!


At N.Cape I climbed - demanding work - down to Hornvika(narrow bay) where King Chualonghorn of Siam in 1907 with party in boats had landed and climbed up 307 meters to walk on the plateau. In the Panorama Building - built into the rocky north face of N.Cape - there is a Panorama showing this and also a small Thai Museum(like a small WAT temple) with a statue of the great King Chualonghorn much admired for his doings - among others opening up Siam towards the West, and having a fine relation-ship with the Kings and Kingdoms of Scandinavia. Impressive to think that soon 100 years ago he walked around up here, and indeed you really had to walk and climb then !


W4935 by W1348 as reporter - with K.jr. + K.sr. being 'pit'-workers/supporters for the first phase.  KenW1348"Maitken"


















Got this morning, 2005 JUN 23, the following SMS in Norwegian:

*Hard vind, ingen vind, stekte torskefileter, tåke, så sol og regn og liten kuling. Kom surfende inn tetrapode-moloens havneåpning i Berlevåg m. liten fokk og klossrevet storseil. Skikkelig W-turseiling!  Ank. 03.00, drikker øl nå kl. 3 morgen under cockpitteltet, mens regnen trommer.  Vest-kuling varslet, forventer liggedag!  Vi har da ferie!*

In English: "Hard/strong winds, no wind, fried cod-filéts, fog, then sun in a break, rain and incr. "liten kuling" (gale-force about 12-14m/sec. Ken). Came surfing into Berlevåg through the gap of the 'tetrapode-breakwater' pier-heads on small jib + double-reefed main.  Real W-cruising!   Arr. at 03.00 a.m. now drinking beer under cockpit-tent while rain is pouring/drumming the canvas. Westerly galeforce warning is on, expect lay-over day. We are on vacation and mid-summercruise aren't we!?"


Just received 2005 JUN 26 at14:49 EUR.

"Ohoy Ken !   We have now just arrived Vardø. Only W-trysail, running in 'liten kuling'(F 6 ~ 12-14 m/sec. Ken) from NNW, 3 - 4 meter waves, however no spray!  A real faboulous trip, marvellous seaworthy 'ship', quite outstanding!  Had a Cafe-owner from Hamningberg along, who never sailed bef., got seasick, but still very positiv. At a Thai-Cafe in Vardø, we're smiling all over from glorious 'summer-cruise' ! Nice day to you"  Jon & Jo



"O'hoy Ken! Vi har akkurat ank. Vardø. Bare 'W-trysail', lense i liten kuling, 3 - 4 meter bølger, ingen sprut! Fabelaktig tur, en sjødyktig skute, helt fremragende. Hadde med Cafe-eier fra Hamningberg, som aldrig seilt før, sjøsyk og svært positiv. Thai Cafe i Vardø, smiler over en herlig sommertur! God dag fra Jon & Jo."


27.-6-2005   Latest SMS from this morning:

"Hard on the wind, tack-tack, lots of wind! Went into Kiberg in the night. Now running SW. Sun, good speed. Happy ship!"  Jon



"Hård motvind X-på-X, mye vind; gikk inn til Kiberg i natt. Nå lens SV-over. Sol, god fart. Happy ship!" Jon 


Msg. evening of 2005 JUN27, Monday:

"W4935 'BRIS' arrived this evening at Kirkenes. Now enjoying beer and potatoes. Really appreciated the *W-trysail*  in rough conditions with 3-4 meter waves into Vardø. Will tomorrow start the very long car-journey southb. for Oslo."  Jo & Jon.


 Happy indeed I am now, and shall pour myself a whiskey to celebrate their safe arrival!  Ken W1348



"W4835 'BRIS'  ankom i kveld(mandag 27/6 05) til Kirkenes.  Nyter nå pils og poteter. Verdsatte virkelig *W-trysail* i barske forhold med 3 - 4 meter bølger inn til Vardø. Starter i morgen den lange bil-turen sydover til Oslo." Jo & Jon.


Sannelig  er jeg glad over deres lykkelige ankomst og skal feire det med en liten *skarp* en!   KenW1348