Sailing from Orkanger to Bergen with Statsraad Lehmkuhl

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Imagine yourself, at the helm of the largest three-masted barque or helping to set more than 2000m2 of sail in less than one hour!   We did not need  sailing experience beforehand; professional seamen will trained us  while we were  aboard.

The «Statsraad Lehmkuhl» is not a passenger ship. 
We come aboard as a trainee sailor, which means that we participate in the activities of the ship. We’ll be on duty alongside professional seamen – doing anything from being on watch or steering the ship, to working in the galley. The maritime traditions was kept active, especially the sail manoeuvres. For many people, going aloft up the rigging to furl or unfurl sails is one of the most exiting things on board. But this is absolutely voluntary.   I did go alift, and it was rather unplecent the first two or three minures, but I soon liked to love it.    

We were quartered below decks, in hammocks, just like they did generations ago.  The first night I found it difficult to sleep, but the second nighht I sleept like a baby.

We  meet different people of all ageses, from different countries and with different backgrounds. The strange thing is that, when being out at sea, the companionship is all that matters. The atmosphere on board is indescribable; it has to be experienced!

 

codebeck says:
Nice pictures!
Posted on: Dec 09, 2007
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Stadt land
Stadt land
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
Sunset
Ohoj..
Ohoj..
Sunset
Sunset
Early morning at 4.00pm Learning t…
Early morning at 4.00pm Learning …
Cleaning deck early morning 6.00pm
Cleaning deck early morning 6.00pm
Banjo
Banjo
Humanpupae Banjo
Humanpupae Banjo
Well dressed 4.00pm
Well dressed 4.00pm
Sunrise 6.00pm
Sunrise 6.00pm
Sunrise
Sunrise
Sunrise
Sunrise
Sunrise
Sunrise
Sunrice
Sunrice
Hard work beenig a sailor
Hard work beenig a sailor
Captain learning us shanys
Captain learning us shanys
Sailing for full sail
Sailing for full sail
Arriving Bergen 8th May
Arriving Bergen 8th May
Arriving Bergen 8th May
Arriving Bergen 8th May
Harbour, Bergen
Harbour, Bergen
The trainees reciving diploma
The trainees reciving diploma
Statsraah Lehmkuhls Captain
Statsraah Lehmkuhls Captain
Bergen harbour
Bergen harbour
Bergen harbour
Bergen harbour
403 km (250 miles) traveled
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photo by: CFD