One of the nice things about the Norwegian coast is that it has a protective fringe of islands and rocky outcrops (the skjaergard) so that one can either sail outside in the fast lane or amble along sheltered passages between thousands of islands on the inside. We sailed outside after rounding Lindesnes, zooming along at 7-8 knots with the wind right behind us. The plan was to reach the farthest point east of the voyage (just near Kristiansand) and hop back leisurely in 15 miles a day or so passages on the inside.
On the inside passage, at Ny Hellesunt
Freshly harvested winkles, winkled out with some stainless steel wire
Juicy mussels collected at Skogsoy
A peaceful evening on board