Seven years of sorrows

Recently back from Arctic sailing expedition. This summer, I've alltogether sailed on North Sea, Norwegian Sea, Skagerrak down to the border of Kattegat, North Atlantic Ocean, Greenland Sea, and Denmark Straight. I have logged over 1600 nautical miles, that's over 3,000 km. I now have a total of 2500+ nM in Arctic or subarctic waters.

One of the first things to do was to wash my floatation suit. What that is? Check post here. The garment needs handwash, which takes time, meaning it has not been done during the past seven years - crossing from Sweden to Norway, from Norway to Scotland, sailing to Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands and so on. It has been drenched in salt, it has been soaked in sweat, it has absorbed the sorrows and horrors of real polar sailing.

Washing machine, gentle, 40 degrees Celsius. No tumble-dry, but hanging on the terrace for a couple of days. Now it even smells nice. Ready for more adventures!