Over the past few weeks we've had a few special visitors come to the ship, drawn in by the siren call of Julius' trumpet. These visitors, Line Lykkegaard Skou and Henrik Louis Simonsen (a reporter and photographer respectively) were from Nordjyske Avisen, the newspaper of the North Jutland region of Denmark. Martin and I were interviewed for the piece, and the photographer took some group shots of the crew aboard the ship. The link to the article can be found here https://nordjyske.dk/plus/mariagerfjord/unge-fra-hele-verden-bor-paa-gammel-hajkutter-i-mariager-vi-droemmer-om-at-krydse-atlanten/a8f2b2a2-5084-4042-b15e-4000e7fb46a9. It is written in Danish and you'll have to create an account to read the whole thing. (Or you can message me personally and I can send you a pdf of the article in Danish or Google-Translated English.)
If you are going to join Labora, this is what you should bring:
- Shoes: soft rubber deck shoes/soft rubber deck boots - Working clothes (be ready to get dirty!) - Long underwear and warm clothing (warm, heavy socks; warm hat) - Three pairs of gloves: light (to work with), waterproof with warm liners, overall warm pair - Waterproof pants and jacket, rain gear - Pocket knife - Optional: inflatable life vest (PFD); light sleeping bag We supply blankets, towels, pillows.
The other day we went out sailing in 25 knot winds, gusting 35. We had a crew of 3 total: Skipper Dave, Martin and I. We were so busy having fun that we never even thought about taking any photos or videos, so you'll just have to believe me! It might be a while before we go out sailing again though, since during one of these gusts an old crack in our main boom reopened. We can temporarily patch it up, but we properly need a new boom. Another thing to add to the list!