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We will be casting off from La Rochelle in France in August 2021 for one year's family adventure onboard S/Y Tortuga as we sail Spain, Portugal, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, the Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Bahamas and the east coast of the United States of America.

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It feels fantastic to be back on Tortuga 🤩🐢 experiencing cruising life again even if it’s mostly for boat work and only for a week. Tortuga brings back so many cherished memories from an amazing year with family and friends discovering what the world has to offer❣️

Rebuilding a catamaran is even harder than building one from scratch! When you don’t know what works and what doesn’t, have many stakeholders involved, an insurance company and a dealer as principals it gets complicated. Thank god Annapolis has good ice cream, a good restaurant overlooking @sailing.tortuga, good weather and a good vibe!

Following an excellently executed delivery of Tortuga from Georgetown SC to Annapolis MD by the impressive @sailcaptainjen, I’ve (Nicholas) spent a week on site trying to move repairs forward.

Engine repairs were only the first step. Now all power electronics from @integrelsolutions, @victron_energy, MG Energy and @sunpower, navigation equipment from @bandgsailing, communications equipment and virtually everything else with a any form of silicone chip in it needs to be changed. That’s a massive project in itself!

On top of that, as you would expect on a new boat, we have loads of warranty claims that need to be addressed by our dealer. And, for various reasons, some of the aftermarket installs we ordered in 2020 are also yet to be delivered or completed.

We’ve been looking at bringing Tortuga home to Sweden for ease of managing repairs and reducing cost but our insurance company will regrettably not accept the bill. They’ve been supportive in all other ways though for which we are thankful.

I think I’ve found some really good people here in Annapolis to help us out though! But it’s going to be a big challenge to run the show from Sweden, in particular with a new job as of 15 September and family taking first priority.

Tomorrow I’m heading home to Sweden. See you soon Annapolis! I might even get lucky and bump into our sailing superstars and inspirations @svdelos and @riley.whitelum @elayna.carausu onboard #sailinglavagabonde at the boat show!
It feels fantastic to be back on Tortuga 🤩🐢 experiencing cruising life again even if it’s mostly for boat work and only for a week. Tortuga brings back so many cherished memories from an amazing year with family and friends discovering what the world has to offer❣️

Rebuilding a catamaran is even harder than building one from scratch! When you don’t know what works and what doesn’t, have many stakeholders involved, an insurance company and a dealer as principals it gets complicated. Thank god Annapolis has good ice cream, a good restaurant overlooking @sailing.tortuga, good weather and a good vibe!

Following an excellently executed delivery of Tortuga from Georgetown SC to Annapolis MD by the impressive @sailcaptainjen, I’ve (Nicholas) spent a week on site trying to move repairs forward.

Engine repairs were only the first step. Now all power electronics from @integrelsolutions, @victron_energy, MG Energy and @sunpower, navigation equipment from @bandgsailing, communications equipment and virtually everything else with a any form of silicone chip in it needs to be changed. That’s a massive project in itself!

On top of that, as you would expect on a new boat, we have loads of warranty claims that need to be addressed by our dealer. And, for various reasons, some of the aftermarket installs we ordered in 2020 are also yet to be delivered or completed.

We’ve been looking at bringing Tortuga home to Sweden for ease of managing repairs and reducing cost but our insurance company will regrettably not accept the bill. They’ve been supportive in all other ways though for which we are thankful.

I think I’ve found some really good people here in Annapolis to help us out though! But it’s going to be a big challenge to run the show from Sweden, in particular with a new job as of 15 September and family taking first priority.

Tomorrow I’m heading home to Sweden. See you soon Annapolis! I might even get lucky and bump into our sailing superstars and inspirations @svdelos and @riley.whitelum @elayna.carausu onboard #sailinglavagabonde at the boat show!
It feels fantastic to be back on Tortuga 🤩🐢 experiencing cruising life again even if it’s mostly for boat work and only for a week. Tortuga brings back so many cherished memories from an amazing year with family and friends discovering what the world has to offer❣️

Rebuilding a catamaran is even harder than building one from scratch! When you don’t know what works and what doesn’t, have many stakeholders involved, an insurance company and a dealer as principals it gets complicated. Thank god Annapolis has good ice cream, a good restaurant overlooking @sailing.tortuga, good weather and a good vibe!

Following an excellently executed delivery of Tortuga from Georgetown SC to Annapolis MD by the impressive @sailcaptainjen, I’ve (Nicholas) spent a week on site trying to move repairs forward.

Engine repairs were only the first step. Now all power electronics from @integrelsolutions, @victron_energy, MG Energy and @sunpower, navigation equipment from @bandgsailing, communications equipment and virtually everything else with a any form of silicone chip in it needs to be changed. That’s a massive project in itself!

On top of that, as you would expect on a new boat, we have loads of warranty claims that need to be addressed by our dealer. And, for various reasons, some of the aftermarket installs we ordered in 2020 are also yet to be delivered or completed.

We’ve been looking at bringing Tortuga home to Sweden for ease of managing repairs and reducing cost but our insurance company will regrettably not accept the bill. They’ve been supportive in all other ways though for which we are thankful.

I think I’ve found some really good people here in Annapolis to help us out though! But it’s going to be a big challenge to run the show from Sweden, in particular with a new job as of 15 September and family taking first priority.

Tomorrow I’m heading home to Sweden. See you soon Annapolis! I might even get lucky and bump into our sailing superstars and inspirations @svdelos and @riley.whitelum @elayna.carausu onboard #sailinglavagabonde at the boat show!
It feels fantastic to be back on Tortuga 🤩🐢 experiencing cruising life again even if it’s mostly for boat work and only for a week. Tortuga brings back so many cherished memories from an amazing year with family and friends discovering what the world has to offer❣️

Rebuilding a catamaran is even harder than building one from scratch! When you don’t know what works and what doesn’t, have many stakeholders involved, an insurance company and a dealer as principals it gets complicated. Thank god Annapolis has good ice cream, a good restaurant overlooking @sailing.tortuga, good weather and a good vibe!

Following an excellently executed delivery of Tortuga from Georgetown SC to Annapolis MD by the impressive @sailcaptainjen, I’ve (Nicholas) spent a week on site trying to move repairs forward.

Engine repairs were only the first step. Now all power electronics from @integrelsolutions, @victron_energy, MG Energy and @sunpower, navigation equipment from @bandgsailing, communications equipment and virtually everything else with a any form of silicone chip in it needs to be changed. That’s a massive project in itself!

On top of that, as you would expect on a new boat, we have loads of warranty claims that need to be addressed by our dealer. And, for various reasons, some of the aftermarket installs we ordered in 2020 are also yet to be delivered or completed.

We’ve been looking at bringing Tortuga home to Sweden for ease of managing repairs and reducing cost but our insurance company will regrettably not accept the bill. They’ve been supportive in all other ways though for which we are thankful.

I think I’ve found some really good people here in Annapolis to help us out though! But it’s going to be a big challenge to run the show from Sweden, in particular with a new job as of 15 September and family taking first priority.

Tomorrow I’m heading home to Sweden. See you soon Annapolis! I might even get lucky and bump into our sailing superstars and inspirations @svdelos and @riley.whitelum @elayna.carausu onboard #sailinglavagabonde at the boat show!
It feels fantastic to be back on Tortuga 🤩🐢 experiencing cruising life again even if it’s mostly for boat work and only for a week. Tortuga brings back so many cherished memories from an amazing year with family and friends discovering what the world has to offer❣️

Rebuilding a catamaran is even harder than building one from scratch! When you don’t know what works and what doesn’t, have many stakeholders involved, an insurance company and a dealer as principals it gets complicated. Thank god Annapolis has good ice cream, a good restaurant overlooking @sailing.tortuga, good weather and a good vibe!

Following an excellently executed delivery of Tortuga from Georgetown SC to Annapolis MD by the impressive @sailcaptainjen, I’ve (Nicholas) spent a week on site trying to move repairs forward.

Engine repairs were only the first step. Now all power electronics from @integrelsolutions, @victron_energy, MG Energy and @sunpower, navigation equipment from @bandgsailing, communications equipment and virtually everything else with a any form of silicone chip in it needs to be changed. That’s a massive project in itself!

On top of that, as you would expect on a new boat, we have loads of warranty claims that need to be addressed by our dealer. And, for various reasons, some of the aftermarket installs we ordered in 2020 are also yet to be delivered or completed.

We’ve been looking at bringing Tortuga home to Sweden for ease of managing repairs and reducing cost but our insurance company will regrettably not accept the bill. They’ve been supportive in all other ways though for which we are thankful.

I think I’ve found some really good people here in Annapolis to help us out though! But it’s going to be a big challenge to run the show from Sweden, in particular with a new job as of 15 September and family taking first priority.

Tomorrow I’m heading home to Sweden. See you soon Annapolis! I might even get lucky and bump into our sailing superstars and inspirations @svdelos and @riley.whitelum @elayna.carausu onboard #sailinglavagabonde at the boat show!
It feels fantastic to be back on Tortuga 🤩🐢 experiencing cruising life again even if it’s mostly for boat work and only for a week. Tortuga brings back so many cherished memories from an amazing year with family and friends discovering what the world has to offer❣️

Rebuilding a catamaran is even harder than building one from scratch! When you don’t know what works and what doesn’t, have many stakeholders involved, an insurance company and a dealer as principals it gets complicated. Thank god Annapolis has good ice cream, a good restaurant overlooking @sailing.tortuga, good weather and a good vibe!

Following an excellently executed delivery of Tortuga from Georgetown SC to Annapolis MD by the impressive @sailcaptainjen, I’ve (Nicholas) spent a week on site trying to move repairs forward.

Engine repairs were only the first step. Now all power electronics from @integrelsolutions, @victron_energy, MG Energy and @sunpower, navigation equipment from @bandgsailing, communications equipment and virtually everything else with a any form of silicone chip in it needs to be changed. That’s a massive project in itself!

On top of that, as you would expect on a new boat, we have loads of warranty claims that need to be addressed by our dealer. And, for various reasons, some of the aftermarket installs we ordered in 2020 are also yet to be delivered or completed.

We’ve been looking at bringing Tortuga home to Sweden for ease of managing repairs and reducing cost but our insurance company will regrettably not accept the bill. They’ve been supportive in all other ways though for which we are thankful.

I think I’ve found some really good people here in Annapolis to help us out though! But it’s going to be a big challenge to run the show from Sweden, in particular with a new job as of 15 September and family taking first priority.

Tomorrow I’m heading home to Sweden. See you soon Annapolis! I might even get lucky and bump into our sailing superstars and inspirations @svdelos and @riley.whitelum @elayna.carausu onboard #sailinglavagabonde at the boat show!
It feels fantastic to be back on Tortuga 🤩🐢 experiencing cruising life again even if it’s mostly for boat work and only for a week. Tortuga brings back so many cherished memories from an amazing year with family and friends discovering what the world has to offer❣️

Rebuilding a catamaran is even harder than building one from scratch! When you don’t know what works and what doesn’t, have many stakeholders involved, an insurance company and a dealer as principals it gets complicated. Thank god Annapolis has good ice cream, a good restaurant overlooking @sailing.tortuga, good weather and a good vibe!

Following an excellently executed delivery of Tortuga from Georgetown SC to Annapolis MD by the impressive @sailcaptainjen, I’ve (Nicholas) spent a week on site trying to move repairs forward.

Engine repairs were only the first step. Now all power electronics from @integrelsolutions, @victron_energy, MG Energy and @sunpower, navigation equipment from @bandgsailing, communications equipment and virtually everything else with a any form of silicone chip in it needs to be changed. That’s a massive project in itself!

On top of that, as you would expect on a new boat, we have loads of warranty claims that need to be addressed by our dealer. And, for various reasons, some of the aftermarket installs we ordered in 2020 are also yet to be delivered or completed.

We’ve been looking at bringing Tortuga home to Sweden for ease of managing repairs and reducing cost but our insurance company will regrettably not accept the bill. They’ve been supportive in all other ways though for which we are thankful.

I think I’ve found some really good people here in Annapolis to help us out though! But it’s going to be a big challenge to run the show from Sweden, in particular with a new job as of 15 September and family taking first priority.

Tomorrow I’m heading home to Sweden. See you soon Annapolis! I might even get lucky and bump into our sailing superstars and inspirations @svdelos and @riley.whitelum @elayna.carausu onboard #sailinglavagabonde at the boat show!
It feels fantastic to be back on Tortuga 🤩🐢 experiencing cruising life again even if it’s mostly for boat work and only for a week. Tortuga brings back so many cherished memories from an amazing year with family and friends discovering what the world has to offer❣️

Rebuilding a catamaran is even harder than building one from scratch! When you don’t know what works and what doesn’t, have many stakeholders involved, an insurance company and a dealer as principals it gets complicated. Thank god Annapolis has good ice cream, a good restaurant overlooking @sailing.tortuga, good weather and a good vibe!

Following an excellently executed delivery of Tortuga from Georgetown SC to Annapolis MD by the impressive @sailcaptainjen, I’ve (Nicholas) spent a week on site trying to move repairs forward.

Engine repairs were only the first step. Now all power electronics from @integrelsolutions, @victron_energy, MG Energy and @sunpower, navigation equipment from @bandgsailing, communications equipment and virtually everything else with a any form of silicone chip in it needs to be changed. That’s a massive project in itself!

On top of that, as you would expect on a new boat, we have loads of warranty claims that need to be addressed by our dealer. And, for various reasons, some of the aftermarket installs we ordered in 2020 are also yet to be delivered or completed.

We’ve been looking at bringing Tortuga home to Sweden for ease of managing repairs and reducing cost but our insurance company will regrettably not accept the bill. They’ve been supportive in all other ways though for which we are thankful.

I think I’ve found some really good people here in Annapolis to help us out though! But it’s going to be a big challenge to run the show from Sweden, in particular with a new job as of 15 September and family taking first priority.

Tomorrow I’m heading home to Sweden. See you soon Annapolis! I might even get lucky and bump into our sailing superstars and inspirations @svdelos and @riley.whitelum @elayna.carausu onboard #sailinglavagabonde at the boat show!
It feels fantastic to be back on Tortuga 🤩🐢 experiencing cruising life again even if it’s mostly for boat work and only for a week. Tortuga brings back so many cherished memories from an amazing year with family and friends discovering what the world has to offer❣️

Rebuilding a catamaran is even harder than building one from scratch! When you don’t know what works and what doesn’t, have many stakeholders involved, an insurance company and a dealer as principals it gets complicated. Thank god Annapolis has good ice cream, a good restaurant overlooking @sailing.tortuga, good weather and a good vibe!

Following an excellently executed delivery of Tortuga from Georgetown SC to Annapolis MD by the impressive @sailcaptainjen, I’ve (Nicholas) spent a week on site trying to move repairs forward.

Engine repairs were only the first step. Now all power electronics from @integrelsolutions, @victron_energy, MG Energy and @sunpower, navigation equipment from @bandgsailing, communications equipment and virtually everything else with a any form of silicone chip in it needs to be changed. That’s a massive project in itself!

On top of that, as you would expect on a new boat, we have loads of warranty claims that need to be addressed by our dealer. And, for various reasons, some of the aftermarket installs we ordered in 2020 are also yet to be delivered or completed.

We’ve been looking at bringing Tortuga home to Sweden for ease of managing repairs and reducing cost but our insurance company will regrettably not accept the bill. They’ve been supportive in all other ways though for which we are thankful.

I think I’ve found some really good people here in Annapolis to help us out though! But it’s going to be a big challenge to run the show from Sweden, in particular with a new job as of 15 September and family taking first priority.

Tomorrow I’m heading home to Sweden. See you soon Annapolis! I might even get lucky and bump into our sailing superstars and inspirations @svdelos and @riley.whitelum @elayna.carausu onboard #sailinglavagabonde at the boat show!
It feels fantastic to be back on Tortuga 🤩🐢 experiencing cruising life again even if it’s mostly for boat work and only for a week. Tortuga brings back so many cherished memories from an amazing year with family and friends discovering what the world has to offer❣️ Rebuilding a catamaran is even harder than building one from scratch! When you don’t know what works and what doesn’t, have many stakeholders involved, an insurance company and a dealer as principals it gets complicated. Thank god Annapolis has good ice cream, a good restaurant overlooking @sailing.tortuga, good weather and a good vibe! Following an excellently executed delivery of Tortuga from Georgetown SC to Annapolis MD by the impressive @sailcaptainjen, I’ve (Nicholas) spent a week on site trying to move repairs forward. Engine repairs were only the first step. Now all power electronics from @integrelsolutions, @victron_energy, MG Energy and @sunpower, navigation equipment from @bandgsailing, communications equipment and virtually everything else with a any form of silicone chip in it needs to be changed. That’s a massive project in itself! On top of that, as you would expect on a new boat, we have loads of warranty claims that need to be addressed by our dealer. And, for various reasons, some of the aftermarket installs we ordered in 2020 are also yet to be delivered or completed. We’ve been looking at bringing Tortuga home to Sweden for ease of managing repairs and reducing cost but our insurance company will regrettably not accept the bill. They’ve been supportive in all other ways though for which we are thankful. I think I’ve found some really good people here in Annapolis to help us out though! But it’s going to be a big challenge to run the show from Sweden, in particular with a new job as of 15 September and family taking first priority. Tomorrow I’m heading home to Sweden. See you soon Annapolis! I might even get lucky and bump into our sailing superstars and inspirations @svdelos and @riley.whitelum @elayna.carausu onboard #sailinglavagabonde at the boat show!
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Finally!!! After >200h and almost 3m the technician in Georgetown, SC managed to get Tortuga’s engines running last Friday!! We had a team of divers going into the brownish water to clean the bottom. It took them 15h and they reported that it was their worst job ever in 12 years of business. 2-3 inches of growth and barnacles 😱 The delivery crew came onboard on Monday and left on Wednesday, they are right now rounding Cape Hatteras on their way to Annapolis, MD. So from Monday we will be able to start the repair jobs for real. Best case she can be ready by April, but, the journey has obviously only just started ⛵️⚡️
Finally!!! After >200h and almost 3m the technician in Georgetown, SC managed to get Tortuga’s engines running last Friday!! We had a team of divers going into the brownish water to clean the bottom. It took them 15h and they reported that it was their worst job ever in 12 years of business. 2-3 inches of growth and barnacles 😱 The delivery crew came onboard on Monday and left on Wednesday, they are right now rounding Cape Hatteras on their way to Annapolis, MD. So from Monday we will be able to start the repair jobs for real. Best case she can be ready by April, but, the journey has obviously only just started ⛵️⚡️
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Our beautiful home archipelago, shaped by the land-base ice 🧊💙 

#sweden #westcoast #Hållö #StKornö #newfamilymember #trafficjam #sotenkanalen #Ryds23DC #familyvacation #livingfastandslow
Our beautiful home archipelago, shaped by the land-base ice 🧊💙 

#sweden #westcoast #Hållö #StKornö #newfamilymember #trafficjam #sotenkanalen #Ryds23DC #familyvacation #livingfastandslow
Our beautiful home archipelago, shaped by the land-base ice 🧊💙 

#sweden #westcoast #Hållö #StKornö #newfamilymember #trafficjam #sotenkanalen #Ryds23DC #familyvacation #livingfastandslow
Our beautiful home archipelago, shaped by the land-base ice 🧊💙 

#sweden #westcoast #Hållö #StKornö #newfamilymember #trafficjam #sotenkanalen #Ryds23DC #familyvacation #livingfastandslow
Our beautiful home archipelago, shaped by the land-base ice 🧊💙 

#sweden #westcoast #Hållö #StKornö #newfamilymember #trafficjam #sotenkanalen #Ryds23DC #familyvacation #livingfastandslow
Our beautiful home archipelago, shaped by the land-base ice 🧊💙 

#sweden #westcoast #Hållö #StKornö #newfamilymember #trafficjam #sotenkanalen #Ryds23DC #familyvacation #livingfastandslow
Our beautiful home archipelago, shaped by the land-base ice 🧊💙 

#sweden #westcoast #Hållö #StKornö #newfamilymember #trafficjam #sotenkanalen #Ryds23DC #familyvacation #livingfastandslow
Our beautiful home archipelago, shaped by the land-base ice 🧊💙 

#sweden #westcoast #Hållö #StKornö #newfamilymember #trafficjam #sotenkanalen #Ryds23DC #familyvacation #livingfastandslow
Our beautiful home archipelago, shaped by the land-base ice 🧊💙 #sweden #westcoast #Hållö #StKornö #newfamilymember #trafficjam #sotenkanalen #Ryds23DC #familyvacation #livingfastandslow
2 months ago
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MIDSUMMERS EVE - DYRÖN, SWEDEN
The most Swedish of all holidays, when the sun barely sets and we always dream of sunny weather but often get quite some rain and chilly evenings. 
This year - like a dream among family and friends ☀️30 degrees, first post-Covid traditional dance and festivities, delicious herring and a midnight swim. 
Summer in Sweden is not that bad 🇸🇪💙💛🇸🇪

#midsummer #family #traditions #postcruiserlife #sailorsonland #sweden #westcoast #home #livingfastandslow
MIDSUMMERS EVE - DYRÖN, SWEDEN
The most Swedish of all holidays, when the sun barely sets and we always dream of sunny weather but often get quite some rain and chilly evenings. 
This year - like a dream among family and friends ☀️30 degrees, first post-Covid traditional dance and festivities, delicious herring and a midnight swim. 
Summer in Sweden is not that bad 🇸🇪💙💛🇸🇪

#midsummer #family #traditions #postcruiserlife #sailorsonland #sweden #westcoast #home #livingfastandslow
MIDSUMMERS EVE - DYRÖN, SWEDEN
The most Swedish of all holidays, when the sun barely sets and we always dream of sunny weather but often get quite some rain and chilly evenings. 
This year - like a dream among family and friends ☀️30 degrees, first post-Covid traditional dance and festivities, delicious herring and a midnight swim. 
Summer in Sweden is not that bad 🇸🇪💙💛🇸🇪

#midsummer #family #traditions #postcruiserlife #sailorsonland #sweden #westcoast #home #livingfastandslow
MIDSUMMERS EVE - DYRÖN, SWEDEN
The most Swedish of all holidays, when the sun barely sets and we always dream of sunny weather but often get quite some rain and chilly evenings. 
This year - like a dream among family and friends ☀️30 degrees, first post-Covid traditional dance and festivities, delicious herring and a midnight swim. 
Summer in Sweden is not that bad 🇸🇪💙💛🇸🇪

#midsummer #family #traditions #postcruiserlife #sailorsonland #sweden #westcoast #home #livingfastandslow
MIDSUMMERS EVE - DYRÖN, SWEDEN
The most Swedish of all holidays, when the sun barely sets and we always dream of sunny weather but often get quite some rain and chilly evenings. 
This year - like a dream among family and friends ☀️30 degrees, first post-Covid traditional dance and festivities, delicious herring and a midnight swim. 
Summer in Sweden is not that bad 🇸🇪💙💛🇸🇪

#midsummer #family #traditions #postcruiserlife #sailorsonland #sweden #westcoast #home #livingfastandslow
MIDSUMMERS EVE - DYRÖN, SWEDEN
The most Swedish of all holidays, when the sun barely sets and we always dream of sunny weather but often get quite some rain and chilly evenings. 
This year - like a dream among family and friends ☀️30 degrees, first post-Covid traditional dance and festivities, delicious herring and a midnight swim. 
Summer in Sweden is not that bad 🇸🇪💙💛🇸🇪

#midsummer #family #traditions #postcruiserlife #sailorsonland #sweden #westcoast #home #livingfastandslow
MIDSUMMERS EVE - DYRÖN, SWEDEN
The most Swedish of all holidays, when the sun barely sets and we always dream of sunny weather but often get quite some rain and chilly evenings. 
This year - like a dream among family and friends ☀️30 degrees, first post-Covid traditional dance and festivities, delicious herring and a midnight swim. 
Summer in Sweden is not that bad 🇸🇪💙💛🇸🇪

#midsummer #family #traditions #postcruiserlife #sailorsonland #sweden #westcoast #home #livingfastandslow
MIDSUMMERS EVE - DYRÖN, SWEDEN
The most Swedish of all holidays, when the sun barely sets and we always dream of sunny weather but often get quite some rain and chilly evenings. 
This year - like a dream among family and friends ☀️30 degrees, first post-Covid traditional dance and festivities, delicious herring and a midnight swim. 
Summer in Sweden is not that bad 🇸🇪💙💛🇸🇪

#midsummer #family #traditions #postcruiserlife #sailorsonland #sweden #westcoast #home #livingfastandslow
MIDSUMMERS EVE - DYRÖN, SWEDEN
The most Swedish of all holidays, when the sun barely sets and we always dream of sunny weather but often get quite some rain and chilly evenings. 
This year - like a dream among family and friends ☀️30 degrees, first post-Covid traditional dance and festivities, delicious herring and a midnight swim. 
Summer in Sweden is not that bad 🇸🇪💙💛🇸🇪

#midsummer #family #traditions #postcruiserlife #sailorsonland #sweden #westcoast #home #livingfastandslow
MIDSUMMERS EVE - DYRÖN, SWEDEN The most Swedish of all holidays, when the sun barely sets and we always dream of sunny weather but often get quite some rain and chilly evenings. This year - like a dream among family and friends ☀️30 degrees, first post-Covid traditional dance and festivities, delicious herring and a midnight swim. Summer in Sweden is not that bad 🇸🇪💙💛🇸🇪 #midsummer #family #traditions #postcruiserlife #sailorsonland #sweden #westcoast #home #livingfastandslow
3 months ago
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NEW YORK 🇺🇸🗽🏙
A happy but tired crew left the bustling NYC behind yesterday. What an amazing four days we’ve had and many steps walked during these days. Our three girls are fantastic travel company, even in big cities, and we’ve created yet more memories for life! The girls are certain they will come back 🍎

Again a lot had changed since our last visit and we really enjoyed new developments such as the One world observatory and “park on poles” - Hudson river park. Nicholas’ cousin Rani lives in Brooklyn with her family (and the most amazing rooftop views!!) and gave us the very best guidance and company during our stay 😍🌇

We visited the Liberty island and Ellis island and talked about what a strong symbol for freedom and liberty she is. We discussed the emigration from Sweden and learned that almost 20% of the Swedes born during the later half of the 19th century emigrated to the US. 

The 9/11-museum was nicely curated and as adults we could have spent a lot more time. We found the name of the only Swedish victim of these horrific attacks, who shares our family name but is not related. A white rose is placed every day on the individuals who would’ve celebrated their birthdays 🤍🕊

As an end to our stay, and in some sense also to our family adventure, we celebrated by going to see the Lion King musical, wow! 🦁😍

#NYC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
NEW YORK 🇺🇸🗽🏙
A happy but tired crew left the bustling NYC behind yesterday. What an amazing four days we’ve had and many steps walked during these days. Our three girls are fantastic travel company, even in big cities, and we’ve created yet more memories for life! The girls are certain they will come back 🍎

Again a lot had changed since our last visit and we really enjoyed new developments such as the One world observatory and “park on poles” - Hudson river park. Nicholas’ cousin Rani lives in Brooklyn with her family (and the most amazing rooftop views!!) and gave us the very best guidance and company during our stay 😍🌇

We visited the Liberty island and Ellis island and talked about what a strong symbol for freedom and liberty she is. We discussed the emigration from Sweden and learned that almost 20% of the Swedes born during the later half of the 19th century emigrated to the US. 

The 9/11-museum was nicely curated and as adults we could have spent a lot more time. We found the name of the only Swedish victim of these horrific attacks, who shares our family name but is not related. A white rose is placed every day on the individuals who would’ve celebrated their birthdays 🤍🕊

As an end to our stay, and in some sense also to our family adventure, we celebrated by going to see the Lion King musical, wow! 🦁😍

#NYC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
NEW YORK 🇺🇸🗽🏙
A happy but tired crew left the bustling NYC behind yesterday. What an amazing four days we’ve had and many steps walked during these days. Our three girls are fantastic travel company, even in big cities, and we’ve created yet more memories for life! The girls are certain they will come back 🍎

Again a lot had changed since our last visit and we really enjoyed new developments such as the One world observatory and “park on poles” - Hudson river park. Nicholas’ cousin Rani lives in Brooklyn with her family (and the most amazing rooftop views!!) and gave us the very best guidance and company during our stay 😍🌇

We visited the Liberty island and Ellis island and talked about what a strong symbol for freedom and liberty she is. We discussed the emigration from Sweden and learned that almost 20% of the Swedes born during the later half of the 19th century emigrated to the US. 

The 9/11-museum was nicely curated and as adults we could have spent a lot more time. We found the name of the only Swedish victim of these horrific attacks, who shares our family name but is not related. A white rose is placed every day on the individuals who would’ve celebrated their birthdays 🤍🕊

As an end to our stay, and in some sense also to our family adventure, we celebrated by going to see the Lion King musical, wow! 🦁😍

#NYC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
NEW YORK 🇺🇸🗽🏙
A happy but tired crew left the bustling NYC behind yesterday. What an amazing four days we’ve had and many steps walked during these days. Our three girls are fantastic travel company, even in big cities, and we’ve created yet more memories for life! The girls are certain they will come back 🍎

Again a lot had changed since our last visit and we really enjoyed new developments such as the One world observatory and “park on poles” - Hudson river park. Nicholas’ cousin Rani lives in Brooklyn with her family (and the most amazing rooftop views!!) and gave us the very best guidance and company during our stay 😍🌇

We visited the Liberty island and Ellis island and talked about what a strong symbol for freedom and liberty she is. We discussed the emigration from Sweden and learned that almost 20% of the Swedes born during the later half of the 19th century emigrated to the US. 

The 9/11-museum was nicely curated and as adults we could have spent a lot more time. We found the name of the only Swedish victim of these horrific attacks, who shares our family name but is not related. A white rose is placed every day on the individuals who would’ve celebrated their birthdays 🤍🕊

As an end to our stay, and in some sense also to our family adventure, we celebrated by going to see the Lion King musical, wow! 🦁😍

#NYC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
NEW YORK 🇺🇸🗽🏙
A happy but tired crew left the bustling NYC behind yesterday. What an amazing four days we’ve had and many steps walked during these days. Our three girls are fantastic travel company, even in big cities, and we’ve created yet more memories for life! The girls are certain they will come back 🍎

Again a lot had changed since our last visit and we really enjoyed new developments such as the One world observatory and “park on poles” - Hudson river park. Nicholas’ cousin Rani lives in Brooklyn with her family (and the most amazing rooftop views!!) and gave us the very best guidance and company during our stay 😍🌇

We visited the Liberty island and Ellis island and talked about what a strong symbol for freedom and liberty she is. We discussed the emigration from Sweden and learned that almost 20% of the Swedes born during the later half of the 19th century emigrated to the US. 

The 9/11-museum was nicely curated and as adults we could have spent a lot more time. We found the name of the only Swedish victim of these horrific attacks, who shares our family name but is not related. A white rose is placed every day on the individuals who would’ve celebrated their birthdays 🤍🕊

As an end to our stay, and in some sense also to our family adventure, we celebrated by going to see the Lion King musical, wow! 🦁😍

#NYC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
NEW YORK 🇺🇸🗽🏙
A happy but tired crew left the bustling NYC behind yesterday. What an amazing four days we’ve had and many steps walked during these days. Our three girls are fantastic travel company, even in big cities, and we’ve created yet more memories for life! The girls are certain they will come back 🍎

Again a lot had changed since our last visit and we really enjoyed new developments such as the One world observatory and “park on poles” - Hudson river park. Nicholas’ cousin Rani lives in Brooklyn with her family (and the most amazing rooftop views!!) and gave us the very best guidance and company during our stay 😍🌇

We visited the Liberty island and Ellis island and talked about what a strong symbol for freedom and liberty she is. We discussed the emigration from Sweden and learned that almost 20% of the Swedes born during the later half of the 19th century emigrated to the US. 

The 9/11-museum was nicely curated and as adults we could have spent a lot more time. We found the name of the only Swedish victim of these horrific attacks, who shares our family name but is not related. A white rose is placed every day on the individuals who would’ve celebrated their birthdays 🤍🕊

As an end to our stay, and in some sense also to our family adventure, we celebrated by going to see the Lion King musical, wow! 🦁😍

#NYC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
NEW YORK 🇺🇸🗽🏙
A happy but tired crew left the bustling NYC behind yesterday. What an amazing four days we’ve had and many steps walked during these days. Our three girls are fantastic travel company, even in big cities, and we’ve created yet more memories for life! The girls are certain they will come back 🍎

Again a lot had changed since our last visit and we really enjoyed new developments such as the One world observatory and “park on poles” - Hudson river park. Nicholas’ cousin Rani lives in Brooklyn with her family (and the most amazing rooftop views!!) and gave us the very best guidance and company during our stay 😍🌇

We visited the Liberty island and Ellis island and talked about what a strong symbol for freedom and liberty she is. We discussed the emigration from Sweden and learned that almost 20% of the Swedes born during the later half of the 19th century emigrated to the US. 

The 9/11-museum was nicely curated and as adults we could have spent a lot more time. We found the name of the only Swedish victim of these horrific attacks, who shares our family name but is not related. A white rose is placed every day on the individuals who would’ve celebrated their birthdays 🤍🕊

As an end to our stay, and in some sense also to our family adventure, we celebrated by going to see the Lion King musical, wow! 🦁😍

#NYC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
NEW YORK 🇺🇸🗽🏙
A happy but tired crew left the bustling NYC behind yesterday. What an amazing four days we’ve had and many steps walked during these days. Our three girls are fantastic travel company, even in big cities, and we’ve created yet more memories for life! The girls are certain they will come back 🍎

Again a lot had changed since our last visit and we really enjoyed new developments such as the One world observatory and “park on poles” - Hudson river park. Nicholas’ cousin Rani lives in Brooklyn with her family (and the most amazing rooftop views!!) and gave us the very best guidance and company during our stay 😍🌇

We visited the Liberty island and Ellis island and talked about what a strong symbol for freedom and liberty she is. We discussed the emigration from Sweden and learned that almost 20% of the Swedes born during the later half of the 19th century emigrated to the US. 

The 9/11-museum was nicely curated and as adults we could have spent a lot more time. We found the name of the only Swedish victim of these horrific attacks, who shares our family name but is not related. A white rose is placed every day on the individuals who would’ve celebrated their birthdays 🤍🕊

As an end to our stay, and in some sense also to our family adventure, we celebrated by going to see the Lion King musical, wow! 🦁😍

#NYC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
NEW YORK 🇺🇸🗽🏙
A happy but tired crew left the bustling NYC behind yesterday. What an amazing four days we’ve had and many steps walked during these days. Our three girls are fantastic travel company, even in big cities, and we’ve created yet more memories for life! The girls are certain they will come back 🍎

Again a lot had changed since our last visit and we really enjoyed new developments such as the One world observatory and “park on poles” - Hudson river park. Nicholas’ cousin Rani lives in Brooklyn with her family (and the most amazing rooftop views!!) and gave us the very best guidance and company during our stay 😍🌇

We visited the Liberty island and Ellis island and talked about what a strong symbol for freedom and liberty she is. We discussed the emigration from Sweden and learned that almost 20% of the Swedes born during the later half of the 19th century emigrated to the US. 

The 9/11-museum was nicely curated and as adults we could have spent a lot more time. We found the name of the only Swedish victim of these horrific attacks, who shares our family name but is not related. A white rose is placed every day on the individuals who would’ve celebrated their birthdays 🤍🕊

As an end to our stay, and in some sense also to our family adventure, we celebrated by going to see the Lion King musical, wow! 🦁😍

#NYC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
NEW YORK 🇺🇸🗽🏙
A happy but tired crew left the bustling NYC behind yesterday. What an amazing four days we’ve had and many steps walked during these days. Our three girls are fantastic travel company, even in big cities, and we’ve created yet more memories for life! The girls are certain they will come back 🍎

Again a lot had changed since our last visit and we really enjoyed new developments such as the One world observatory and “park on poles” - Hudson river park. Nicholas’ cousin Rani lives in Brooklyn with her family (and the most amazing rooftop views!!) and gave us the very best guidance and company during our stay 😍🌇

We visited the Liberty island and Ellis island and talked about what a strong symbol for freedom and liberty she is. We discussed the emigration from Sweden and learned that almost 20% of the Swedes born during the later half of the 19th century emigrated to the US. 

The 9/11-museum was nicely curated and as adults we could have spent a lot more time. We found the name of the only Swedish victim of these horrific attacks, who shares our family name but is not related. A white rose is placed every day on the individuals who would’ve celebrated their birthdays 🤍🕊

As an end to our stay, and in some sense also to our family adventure, we celebrated by going to see the Lion King musical, wow! 🦁😍

#NYC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
NEW YORK 🇺🇸🗽🏙 A happy but tired crew left the bustling NYC behind yesterday. What an amazing four days we’ve had and many steps walked during these days. Our three girls are fantastic travel company, even in big cities, and we’ve created yet more memories for life! The girls are certain they will come back 🍎 Again a lot had changed since our last visit and we really enjoyed new developments such as the One world observatory and “park on poles” - Hudson river park. Nicholas’ cousin Rani lives in Brooklyn with her family (and the most amazing rooftop views!!) and gave us the very best guidance and company during our stay 😍🌇 We visited the Liberty island and Ellis island and talked about what a strong symbol for freedom and liberty she is. We discussed the emigration from Sweden and learned that almost 20% of the Swedes born during the later half of the 19th century emigrated to the US. The 9/11-museum was nicely curated and as adults we could have spent a lot more time. We found the name of the only Swedish victim of these horrific attacks, who shares our family name but is not related. A white rose is placed every day on the individuals who would’ve celebrated their birthdays 🤍🕊 As an end to our stay, and in some sense also to our family adventure, we celebrated by going to see the Lion King musical, wow! 🦁😍 #NYC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
3 months ago
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WASHINGTON DC 🇺🇸🏛
A great experience visiting this centre for politics and policy making that has impact on such a large part of the world. We spent a day here 10 years ago but this time we got  a chance to explore more of the city outside of the iconic buildings and monuments but of course also revisit the sights with the kids. We stayed in the newly developed wharf area which is nicely set on Potomac river. Georgetown was really pitoresque with its rowhouses, stores and canals. 

Washington DC is a great tourist destination and it makes it even more fun to explore as you can jump on the one dollar bus to take you around and then most of the sights and museums are free of charge. Unfortunately Covid restrictions still prevents visits into the congress meeting rooms, but it was still cool to enter the Capitol and take in the air in the corridors and cupole rotunda. 
The four days gave excellent opportunities to go through American and international history, politics, political systems in a pace where the kids maintain interest and focus. 

Today we hit the road again. Passing by Annapolis and the marina and technicians that will take care of Tortuga, on our way to New York 🏙🗽

📷
1 &2. US Capitol
3. Congress library 
4. The Mall 
5. World War II memorial
6. Lincoln memorial
7. Georgetown 
8. Wharf SW 
9. House of Sweden - Swedish embassy 
10. The house of some random old guy on 1700 Pennsylvania Av

#DC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
WASHINGTON DC 🇺🇸🏛
A great experience visiting this centre for politics and policy making that has impact on such a large part of the world. We spent a day here 10 years ago but this time we got  a chance to explore more of the city outside of the iconic buildings and monuments but of course also revisit the sights with the kids. We stayed in the newly developed wharf area which is nicely set on Potomac river. Georgetown was really pitoresque with its rowhouses, stores and canals. 

Washington DC is a great tourist destination and it makes it even more fun to explore as you can jump on the one dollar bus to take you around and then most of the sights and museums are free of charge. Unfortunately Covid restrictions still prevents visits into the congress meeting rooms, but it was still cool to enter the Capitol and take in the air in the corridors and cupole rotunda. 
The four days gave excellent opportunities to go through American and international history, politics, political systems in a pace where the kids maintain interest and focus. 

Today we hit the road again. Passing by Annapolis and the marina and technicians that will take care of Tortuga, on our way to New York 🏙🗽

📷
1 &2. US Capitol
3. Congress library 
4. The Mall 
5. World War II memorial
6. Lincoln memorial
7. Georgetown 
8. Wharf SW 
9. House of Sweden - Swedish embassy 
10. The house of some random old guy on 1700 Pennsylvania Av

#DC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
WASHINGTON DC 🇺🇸🏛
A great experience visiting this centre for politics and policy making that has impact on such a large part of the world. We spent a day here 10 years ago but this time we got  a chance to explore more of the city outside of the iconic buildings and monuments but of course also revisit the sights with the kids. We stayed in the newly developed wharf area which is nicely set on Potomac river. Georgetown was really pitoresque with its rowhouses, stores and canals. 

Washington DC is a great tourist destination and it makes it even more fun to explore as you can jump on the one dollar bus to take you around and then most of the sights and museums are free of charge. Unfortunately Covid restrictions still prevents visits into the congress meeting rooms, but it was still cool to enter the Capitol and take in the air in the corridors and cupole rotunda. 
The four days gave excellent opportunities to go through American and international history, politics, political systems in a pace where the kids maintain interest and focus. 

Today we hit the road again. Passing by Annapolis and the marina and technicians that will take care of Tortuga, on our way to New York 🏙🗽

📷
1 &2. US Capitol
3. Congress library 
4. The Mall 
5. World War II memorial
6. Lincoln memorial
7. Georgetown 
8. Wharf SW 
9. House of Sweden - Swedish embassy 
10. The house of some random old guy on 1700 Pennsylvania Av

#DC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
WASHINGTON DC 🇺🇸🏛
A great experience visiting this centre for politics and policy making that has impact on such a large part of the world. We spent a day here 10 years ago but this time we got  a chance to explore more of the city outside of the iconic buildings and monuments but of course also revisit the sights with the kids. We stayed in the newly developed wharf area which is nicely set on Potomac river. Georgetown was really pitoresque with its rowhouses, stores and canals. 

Washington DC is a great tourist destination and it makes it even more fun to explore as you can jump on the one dollar bus to take you around and then most of the sights and museums are free of charge. Unfortunately Covid restrictions still prevents visits into the congress meeting rooms, but it was still cool to enter the Capitol and take in the air in the corridors and cupole rotunda. 
The four days gave excellent opportunities to go through American and international history, politics, political systems in a pace where the kids maintain interest and focus. 

Today we hit the road again. Passing by Annapolis and the marina and technicians that will take care of Tortuga, on our way to New York 🏙🗽

📷
1 &2. US Capitol
3. Congress library 
4. The Mall 
5. World War II memorial
6. Lincoln memorial
7. Georgetown 
8. Wharf SW 
9. House of Sweden - Swedish embassy 
10. The house of some random old guy on 1700 Pennsylvania Av

#DC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
WASHINGTON DC 🇺🇸🏛
A great experience visiting this centre for politics and policy making that has impact on such a large part of the world. We spent a day here 10 years ago but this time we got  a chance to explore more of the city outside of the iconic buildings and monuments but of course also revisit the sights with the kids. We stayed in the newly developed wharf area which is nicely set on Potomac river. Georgetown was really pitoresque with its rowhouses, stores and canals. 

Washington DC is a great tourist destination and it makes it even more fun to explore as you can jump on the one dollar bus to take you around and then most of the sights and museums are free of charge. Unfortunately Covid restrictions still prevents visits into the congress meeting rooms, but it was still cool to enter the Capitol and take in the air in the corridors and cupole rotunda. 
The four days gave excellent opportunities to go through American and international history, politics, political systems in a pace where the kids maintain interest and focus. 

Today we hit the road again. Passing by Annapolis and the marina and technicians that will take care of Tortuga, on our way to New York 🏙🗽

📷
1 &2. US Capitol
3. Congress library 
4. The Mall 
5. World War II memorial
6. Lincoln memorial
7. Georgetown 
8. Wharf SW 
9. House of Sweden - Swedish embassy 
10. The house of some random old guy on 1700 Pennsylvania Av

#DC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
WASHINGTON DC 🇺🇸🏛
A great experience visiting this centre for politics and policy making that has impact on such a large part of the world. We spent a day here 10 years ago but this time we got  a chance to explore more of the city outside of the iconic buildings and monuments but of course also revisit the sights with the kids. We stayed in the newly developed wharf area which is nicely set on Potomac river. Georgetown was really pitoresque with its rowhouses, stores and canals. 

Washington DC is a great tourist destination and it makes it even more fun to explore as you can jump on the one dollar bus to take you around and then most of the sights and museums are free of charge. Unfortunately Covid restrictions still prevents visits into the congress meeting rooms, but it was still cool to enter the Capitol and take in the air in the corridors and cupole rotunda. 
The four days gave excellent opportunities to go through American and international history, politics, political systems in a pace where the kids maintain interest and focus. 

Today we hit the road again. Passing by Annapolis and the marina and technicians that will take care of Tortuga, on our way to New York 🏙🗽

📷
1 &2. US Capitol
3. Congress library 
4. The Mall 
5. World War II memorial
6. Lincoln memorial
7. Georgetown 
8. Wharf SW 
9. House of Sweden - Swedish embassy 
10. The house of some random old guy on 1700 Pennsylvania Av

#DC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
WASHINGTON DC 🇺🇸🏛
A great experience visiting this centre for politics and policy making that has impact on such a large part of the world. We spent a day here 10 years ago but this time we got  a chance to explore more of the city outside of the iconic buildings and monuments but of course also revisit the sights with the kids. We stayed in the newly developed wharf area which is nicely set on Potomac river. Georgetown was really pitoresque with its rowhouses, stores and canals. 

Washington DC is a great tourist destination and it makes it even more fun to explore as you can jump on the one dollar bus to take you around and then most of the sights and museums are free of charge. Unfortunately Covid restrictions still prevents visits into the congress meeting rooms, but it was still cool to enter the Capitol and take in the air in the corridors and cupole rotunda. 
The four days gave excellent opportunities to go through American and international history, politics, political systems in a pace where the kids maintain interest and focus. 

Today we hit the road again. Passing by Annapolis and the marina and technicians that will take care of Tortuga, on our way to New York 🏙🗽

📷
1 &2. US Capitol
3. Congress library 
4. The Mall 
5. World War II memorial
6. Lincoln memorial
7. Georgetown 
8. Wharf SW 
9. House of Sweden - Swedish embassy 
10. The house of some random old guy on 1700 Pennsylvania Av

#DC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
WASHINGTON DC 🇺🇸🏛
A great experience visiting this centre for politics and policy making that has impact on such a large part of the world. We spent a day here 10 years ago but this time we got  a chance to explore more of the city outside of the iconic buildings and monuments but of course also revisit the sights with the kids. We stayed in the newly developed wharf area which is nicely set on Potomac river. Georgetown was really pitoresque with its rowhouses, stores and canals. 

Washington DC is a great tourist destination and it makes it even more fun to explore as you can jump on the one dollar bus to take you around and then most of the sights and museums are free of charge. Unfortunately Covid restrictions still prevents visits into the congress meeting rooms, but it was still cool to enter the Capitol and take in the air in the corridors and cupole rotunda. 
The four days gave excellent opportunities to go through American and international history, politics, political systems in a pace where the kids maintain interest and focus. 

Today we hit the road again. Passing by Annapolis and the marina and technicians that will take care of Tortuga, on our way to New York 🏙🗽

📷
1 &2. US Capitol
3. Congress library 
4. The Mall 
5. World War II memorial
6. Lincoln memorial
7. Georgetown 
8. Wharf SW 
9. House of Sweden - Swedish embassy 
10. The house of some random old guy on 1700 Pennsylvania Av

#DC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
WASHINGTON DC 🇺🇸🏛
A great experience visiting this centre for politics and policy making that has impact on such a large part of the world. We spent a day here 10 years ago but this time we got  a chance to explore more of the city outside of the iconic buildings and monuments but of course also revisit the sights with the kids. We stayed in the newly developed wharf area which is nicely set on Potomac river. Georgetown was really pitoresque with its rowhouses, stores and canals. 

Washington DC is a great tourist destination and it makes it even more fun to explore as you can jump on the one dollar bus to take you around and then most of the sights and museums are free of charge. Unfortunately Covid restrictions still prevents visits into the congress meeting rooms, but it was still cool to enter the Capitol and take in the air in the corridors and cupole rotunda. 
The four days gave excellent opportunities to go through American and international history, politics, political systems in a pace where the kids maintain interest and focus. 

Today we hit the road again. Passing by Annapolis and the marina and technicians that will take care of Tortuga, on our way to New York 🏙🗽

📷
1 &2. US Capitol
3. Congress library 
4. The Mall 
5. World War II memorial
6. Lincoln memorial
7. Georgetown 
8. Wharf SW 
9. House of Sweden - Swedish embassy 
10. The house of some random old guy on 1700 Pennsylvania Av

#DC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
WASHINGTON DC 🇺🇸🏛
A great experience visiting this centre for politics and policy making that has impact on such a large part of the world. We spent a day here 10 years ago but this time we got  a chance to explore more of the city outside of the iconic buildings and monuments but of course also revisit the sights with the kids. We stayed in the newly developed wharf area which is nicely set on Potomac river. Georgetown was really pitoresque with its rowhouses, stores and canals. 

Washington DC is a great tourist destination and it makes it even more fun to explore as you can jump on the one dollar bus to take you around and then most of the sights and museums are free of charge. Unfortunately Covid restrictions still prevents visits into the congress meeting rooms, but it was still cool to enter the Capitol and take in the air in the corridors and cupole rotunda. 
The four days gave excellent opportunities to go through American and international history, politics, political systems in a pace where the kids maintain interest and focus. 

Today we hit the road again. Passing by Annapolis and the marina and technicians that will take care of Tortuga, on our way to New York 🏙🗽

📷
1 &2. US Capitol
3. Congress library 
4. The Mall 
5. World War II memorial
6. Lincoln memorial
7. Georgetown 
8. Wharf SW 
9. House of Sweden - Swedish embassy 
10. The house of some random old guy on 1700 Pennsylvania Av

#DC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
WASHINGTON DC 🇺🇸🏛 A great experience visiting this centre for politics and policy making that has impact on such a large part of the world. We spent a day here 10 years ago but this time we got a chance to explore more of the city outside of the iconic buildings and monuments but of course also revisit the sights with the kids. We stayed in the newly developed wharf area which is nicely set on Potomac river. Georgetown was really pitoresque with its rowhouses, stores and canals. Washington DC is a great tourist destination and it makes it even more fun to explore as you can jump on the one dollar bus to take you around and then most of the sights and museums are free of charge. Unfortunately Covid restrictions still prevents visits into the congress meeting rooms, but it was still cool to enter the Capitol and take in the air in the corridors and cupole rotunda. The four days gave excellent opportunities to go through American and international history, politics, political systems in a pace where the kids maintain interest and focus. Today we hit the road again. Passing by Annapolis and the marina and technicians that will take care of Tortuga, on our way to New York 🏙🗽 📷 1 &2. US Capitol 3. Congress library 4. The Mall 5. World War II memorial 6. Lincoln memorial 7. Georgetown 8. Wharf SW 9. House of Sweden - Swedish embassy 10. The house of some random old guy on 1700 Pennsylvania Av #DC #roadtrip #citylife #sightseeing #homeschooling #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #livingfastandslow
4 months ago
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7/9
TEKLA 8 YRS @ TIPI IN VIRGINIA 🇺🇸

We’re obviously still not a day older than 25 😉 but our middle daughter Tekla turned 8 on Friday 4 June 🎈and we wanted to give her an experience that would take all minds off last week’s unfortunate turn of events.

Glamping in a tipi in Virginia! What an amazing concept! Tekla and the whole family loved every moment in the cosy very well equipped tipi run by @sroadventures. Highlights included ziplines, high ropes, swimming pool, the tipi itself and of course birthday presents.

Happy Birthday dear Tekla!!! You are our considerate and down to earth (sea bottom?), sailor, mermaid 🧜‍♀️ and star ⭐️. We’ve loved exploring the world with you above and below water during the last year! ❤️❤️❤️

Next stop Washington DC! 

#birthday #tipi #virginia #rebound #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
TEKLA 8 YRS @ TIPI IN VIRGINIA 🇺🇸

We’re obviously still not a day older than 25 😉 but our middle daughter Tekla turned 8 on Friday 4 June 🎈and we wanted to give her an experience that would take all minds off last week’s unfortunate turn of events.

Glamping in a tipi in Virginia! What an amazing concept! Tekla and the whole family loved every moment in the cosy very well equipped tipi run by @sroadventures. Highlights included ziplines, high ropes, swimming pool, the tipi itself and of course birthday presents.

Happy Birthday dear Tekla!!! You are our considerate and down to earth (sea bottom?), sailor, mermaid 🧜‍♀️ and star ⭐️. We’ve loved exploring the world with you above and below water during the last year! ❤️❤️❤️

Next stop Washington DC! 

#birthday #tipi #virginia #rebound #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
TEKLA 8 YRS @ TIPI IN VIRGINIA 🇺🇸

We’re obviously still not a day older than 25 😉 but our middle daughter Tekla turned 8 on Friday 4 June 🎈and we wanted to give her an experience that would take all minds off last week’s unfortunate turn of events.

Glamping in a tipi in Virginia! What an amazing concept! Tekla and the whole family loved every moment in the cosy very well equipped tipi run by @sroadventures. Highlights included ziplines, high ropes, swimming pool, the tipi itself and of course birthday presents.

Happy Birthday dear Tekla!!! You are our considerate and down to earth (sea bottom?), sailor, mermaid 🧜‍♀️ and star ⭐️. We’ve loved exploring the world with you above and below water during the last year! ❤️❤️❤️

Next stop Washington DC! 

#birthday #tipi #virginia #rebound #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
TEKLA 8 YRS @ TIPI IN VIRGINIA 🇺🇸

We’re obviously still not a day older than 25 😉 but our middle daughter Tekla turned 8 on Friday 4 June 🎈and we wanted to give her an experience that would take all minds off last week’s unfortunate turn of events.

Glamping in a tipi in Virginia! What an amazing concept! Tekla and the whole family loved every moment in the cosy very well equipped tipi run by @sroadventures. Highlights included ziplines, high ropes, swimming pool, the tipi itself and of course birthday presents.

Happy Birthday dear Tekla!!! You are our considerate and down to earth (sea bottom?), sailor, mermaid 🧜‍♀️ and star ⭐️. We’ve loved exploring the world with you above and below water during the last year! ❤️❤️❤️

Next stop Washington DC! 

#birthday #tipi #virginia #rebound #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
TEKLA 8 YRS @ TIPI IN VIRGINIA 🇺🇸

We’re obviously still not a day older than 25 😉 but our middle daughter Tekla turned 8 on Friday 4 June 🎈and we wanted to give her an experience that would take all minds off last week’s unfortunate turn of events.

Glamping in a tipi in Virginia! What an amazing concept! Tekla and the whole family loved every moment in the cosy very well equipped tipi run by @sroadventures. Highlights included ziplines, high ropes, swimming pool, the tipi itself and of course birthday presents.

Happy Birthday dear Tekla!!! You are our considerate and down to earth (sea bottom?), sailor, mermaid 🧜‍♀️ and star ⭐️. We’ve loved exploring the world with you above and below water during the last year! ❤️❤️❤️

Next stop Washington DC! 

#birthday #tipi #virginia #rebound #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
TEKLA 8 YRS @ TIPI IN VIRGINIA 🇺🇸

We’re obviously still not a day older than 25 😉 but our middle daughter Tekla turned 8 on Friday 4 June 🎈and we wanted to give her an experience that would take all minds off last week’s unfortunate turn of events.

Glamping in a tipi in Virginia! What an amazing concept! Tekla and the whole family loved every moment in the cosy very well equipped tipi run by @sroadventures. Highlights included ziplines, high ropes, swimming pool, the tipi itself and of course birthday presents.

Happy Birthday dear Tekla!!! You are our considerate and down to earth (sea bottom?), sailor, mermaid 🧜‍♀️ and star ⭐️. We’ve loved exploring the world with you above and below water during the last year! ❤️❤️❤️

Next stop Washington DC! 

#birthday #tipi #virginia #rebound #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
TEKLA 8 YRS @ TIPI IN VIRGINIA 🇺🇸

We’re obviously still not a day older than 25 😉 but our middle daughter Tekla turned 8 on Friday 4 June 🎈and we wanted to give her an experience that would take all minds off last week’s unfortunate turn of events.

Glamping in a tipi in Virginia! What an amazing concept! Tekla and the whole family loved every moment in the cosy very well equipped tipi run by @sroadventures. Highlights included ziplines, high ropes, swimming pool, the tipi itself and of course birthday presents.

Happy Birthday dear Tekla!!! You are our considerate and down to earth (sea bottom?), sailor, mermaid 🧜‍♀️ and star ⭐️. We’ve loved exploring the world with you above and below water during the last year! ❤️❤️❤️

Next stop Washington DC! 

#birthday #tipi #virginia #rebound #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
TEKLA 8 YRS @ TIPI IN VIRGINIA 🇺🇸

We’re obviously still not a day older than 25 😉 but our middle daughter Tekla turned 8 on Friday 4 June 🎈and we wanted to give her an experience that would take all minds off last week’s unfortunate turn of events.

Glamping in a tipi in Virginia! What an amazing concept! Tekla and the whole family loved every moment in the cosy very well equipped tipi run by @sroadventures. Highlights included ziplines, high ropes, swimming pool, the tipi itself and of course birthday presents.

Happy Birthday dear Tekla!!! You are our considerate and down to earth (sea bottom?), sailor, mermaid 🧜‍♀️ and star ⭐️. We’ve loved exploring the world with you above and below water during the last year! ❤️❤️❤️

Next stop Washington DC! 

#birthday #tipi #virginia #rebound #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
TEKLA 8 YRS @ TIPI IN VIRGINIA 🇺🇸

We’re obviously still not a day older than 25 😉 but our middle daughter Tekla turned 8 on Friday 4 June 🎈and we wanted to give her an experience that would take all minds off last week’s unfortunate turn of events.

Glamping in a tipi in Virginia! What an amazing concept! Tekla and the whole family loved every moment in the cosy very well equipped tipi run by @sroadventures. Highlights included ziplines, high ropes, swimming pool, the tipi itself and of course birthday presents.

Happy Birthday dear Tekla!!! You are our considerate and down to earth (sea bottom?), sailor, mermaid 🧜‍♀️ and star ⭐️. We’ve loved exploring the world with you above and below water during the last year! ❤️❤️❤️

Next stop Washington DC! 

#birthday #tipi #virginia #rebound #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
TEKLA 8 YRS @ TIPI IN VIRGINIA 🇺🇸

We’re obviously still not a day older than 25 😉 but our middle daughter Tekla turned 8 on Friday 4 June 🎈and we wanted to give her an experience that would take all minds off last week’s unfortunate turn of events.

Glamping in a tipi in Virginia! What an amazing concept! Tekla and the whole family loved every moment in the cosy very well equipped tipi run by @sroadventures. Highlights included ziplines, high ropes, swimming pool, the tipi itself and of course birthday presents.

Happy Birthday dear Tekla!!! You are our considerate and down to earth (sea bottom?), sailor, mermaid 🧜‍♀️ and star ⭐️. We’ve loved exploring the world with you above and below water during the last year! ❤️❤️❤️

Next stop Washington DC! 

#birthday #tipi #virginia #rebound #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
TEKLA 8 YRS @ TIPI IN VIRGINIA 🇺🇸 We’re obviously still not a day older than 25 😉 but our middle daughter Tekla turned 8 on Friday 4 June 🎈and we wanted to give her an experience that would take all minds off last week’s unfortunate turn of events. Glamping in a tipi in Virginia! What an amazing concept! Tekla and the whole family loved every moment in the cosy very well equipped tipi run by @sroadventures. Highlights included ziplines, high ropes, swimming pool, the tipi itself and of course birthday presents. Happy Birthday dear Tekla!!! You are our considerate and down to earth (sea bottom?), sailor, mermaid 🧜‍♀️ and star ⭐️. We’ve loved exploring the world with you above and below water during the last year! ❤️❤️❤️ Next stop Washington DC! #birthday #tipi #virginia #rebound #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
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GOOD BYE FOR NOW TORTUGA 🐢

It’s been a week since the devastating lightning strike that entered Tortuga through her VHF-antenna. Thank you so much for all the kind messages and thoughts you’ve sent our way! ❤️

We had a brilliant time hanging out with cousins in Raleigh NC last weekend getting away from it all for a short while! We wish we could see them more often.

After that we spent the week in Georgetown SC packing up and working to get our heads around our unwanted project. A first survey confirmed what we had feared, most electronics onboard are fried and need to be replaced. Only a couple of the 12V-systems like one of the fridges and one toilet (with no light though 😅💡) and some of the 220V-appliances like the aircon 🙏🏻 are still working. Both engines, all communication systems and all navigation systems are dead. As is the 48V lithium and advanced energy system. We are looking at something like 6-9 months to get everything replaced. 

We had a diver going into the brownish water with alligators (see video 😮). With the 10cm visibility he could not find any abnormalities. Obviously a full survey will be done once on the hard. 

The insurance company says they will cover the repairs, but it’s still our job to make it happen so there have been endless phone calls and e-mails during the week. We will be having the engines repaired in Georgetown SC and then have a skipper move Tortuga to Annapolis MD where we’ll be able to find the right expertise and leave the hurricane belt (hurricane season starts 1 June).

It will be a lengthy process and we will not be able to just sit around and wait. So we’ve packed up our stuff and, after a final sundowner, departed on a 2w road trip to wrap up our family adventure in a more positive way. After that we’ll fly home to Sweden to celebrate midsummer! 🇸🇪🌸🌿 We are for sure looking at several visits back to the US to monitor and drive the process during the coming year though.

#lightning #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
GOOD BYE FOR NOW TORTUGA 🐢

It’s been a week since the devastating lightning strike that entered Tortuga through her VHF-antenna. Thank you so much for all the kind messages and thoughts you’ve sent our way! ❤️

We had a brilliant time hanging out with cousins in Raleigh NC last weekend getting away from it all for a short while! We wish we could see them more often.

After that we spent the week in Georgetown SC packing up and working to get our heads around our unwanted project. A first survey confirmed what we had feared, most electronics onboard are fried and need to be replaced. Only a couple of the 12V-systems like one of the fridges and one toilet (with no light though 😅💡) and some of the 220V-appliances like the aircon 🙏🏻 are still working. Both engines, all communication systems and all navigation systems are dead. As is the 48V lithium and advanced energy system. We are looking at something like 6-9 months to get everything replaced. 

We had a diver going into the brownish water with alligators (see video 😮). With the 10cm visibility he could not find any abnormalities. Obviously a full survey will be done once on the hard. 

The insurance company says they will cover the repairs, but it’s still our job to make it happen so there have been endless phone calls and e-mails during the week. We will be having the engines repaired in Georgetown SC and then have a skipper move Tortuga to Annapolis MD where we’ll be able to find the right expertise and leave the hurricane belt (hurricane season starts 1 June).

It will be a lengthy process and we will not be able to just sit around and wait. So we’ve packed up our stuff and, after a final sundowner, departed on a 2w road trip to wrap up our family adventure in a more positive way. After that we’ll fly home to Sweden to celebrate midsummer! 🇸🇪🌸🌿 We are for sure looking at several visits back to the US to monitor and drive the process during the coming year though.

#lightning #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
GOOD BYE FOR NOW TORTUGA 🐢

It’s been a week since the devastating lightning strike that entered Tortuga through her VHF-antenna. Thank you so much for all the kind messages and thoughts you’ve sent our way! ❤️

We had a brilliant time hanging out with cousins in Raleigh NC last weekend getting away from it all for a short while! We wish we could see them more often.

After that we spent the week in Georgetown SC packing up and working to get our heads around our unwanted project. A first survey confirmed what we had feared, most electronics onboard are fried and need to be replaced. Only a couple of the 12V-systems like one of the fridges and one toilet (with no light though 😅💡) and some of the 220V-appliances like the aircon 🙏🏻 are still working. Both engines, all communication systems and all navigation systems are dead. As is the 48V lithium and advanced energy system. We are looking at something like 6-9 months to get everything replaced. 

We had a diver going into the brownish water with alligators (see video 😮). With the 10cm visibility he could not find any abnormalities. Obviously a full survey will be done once on the hard. 

The insurance company says they will cover the repairs, but it’s still our job to make it happen so there have been endless phone calls and e-mails during the week. We will be having the engines repaired in Georgetown SC and then have a skipper move Tortuga to Annapolis MD where we’ll be able to find the right expertise and leave the hurricane belt (hurricane season starts 1 June).

It will be a lengthy process and we will not be able to just sit around and wait. So we’ve packed up our stuff and, after a final sundowner, departed on a 2w road trip to wrap up our family adventure in a more positive way. After that we’ll fly home to Sweden to celebrate midsummer! 🇸🇪🌸🌿 We are for sure looking at several visits back to the US to monitor and drive the process during the coming year though.

#lightning #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
GOOD BYE FOR NOW TORTUGA 🐢

It’s been a week since the devastating lightning strike that entered Tortuga through her VHF-antenna. Thank you so much for all the kind messages and thoughts you’ve sent our way! ❤️

We had a brilliant time hanging out with cousins in Raleigh NC last weekend getting away from it all for a short while! We wish we could see them more often.

After that we spent the week in Georgetown SC packing up and working to get our heads around our unwanted project. A first survey confirmed what we had feared, most electronics onboard are fried and need to be replaced. Only a couple of the 12V-systems like one of the fridges and one toilet (with no light though 😅💡) and some of the 220V-appliances like the aircon 🙏🏻 are still working. Both engines, all communication systems and all navigation systems are dead. As is the 48V lithium and advanced energy system. We are looking at something like 6-9 months to get everything replaced. 

We had a diver going into the brownish water with alligators (see video 😮). With the 10cm visibility he could not find any abnormalities. Obviously a full survey will be done once on the hard. 

The insurance company says they will cover the repairs, but it’s still our job to make it happen so there have been endless phone calls and e-mails during the week. We will be having the engines repaired in Georgetown SC and then have a skipper move Tortuga to Annapolis MD where we’ll be able to find the right expertise and leave the hurricane belt (hurricane season starts 1 June).

It will be a lengthy process and we will not be able to just sit around and wait. So we’ve packed up our stuff and, after a final sundowner, departed on a 2w road trip to wrap up our family adventure in a more positive way. After that we’ll fly home to Sweden to celebrate midsummer! 🇸🇪🌸🌿 We are for sure looking at several visits back to the US to monitor and drive the process during the coming year though.

#lightning #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
GOOD BYE FOR NOW TORTUGA 🐢

It’s been a week since the devastating lightning strike that entered Tortuga through her VHF-antenna. Thank you so much for all the kind messages and thoughts you’ve sent our way! ❤️

We had a brilliant time hanging out with cousins in Raleigh NC last weekend getting away from it all for a short while! We wish we could see them more often.

After that we spent the week in Georgetown SC packing up and working to get our heads around our unwanted project. A first survey confirmed what we had feared, most electronics onboard are fried and need to be replaced. Only a couple of the 12V-systems like one of the fridges and one toilet (with no light though 😅💡) and some of the 220V-appliances like the aircon 🙏🏻 are still working. Both engines, all communication systems and all navigation systems are dead. As is the 48V lithium and advanced energy system. We are looking at something like 6-9 months to get everything replaced. 

We had a diver going into the brownish water with alligators (see video 😮). With the 10cm visibility he could not find any abnormalities. Obviously a full survey will be done once on the hard. 

The insurance company says they will cover the repairs, but it’s still our job to make it happen so there have been endless phone calls and e-mails during the week. We will be having the engines repaired in Georgetown SC and then have a skipper move Tortuga to Annapolis MD where we’ll be able to find the right expertise and leave the hurricane belt (hurricane season starts 1 June).

It will be a lengthy process and we will not be able to just sit around and wait. So we’ve packed up our stuff and, after a final sundowner, departed on a 2w road trip to wrap up our family adventure in a more positive way. After that we’ll fly home to Sweden to celebrate midsummer! 🇸🇪🌸🌿 We are for sure looking at several visits back to the US to monitor and drive the process during the coming year though.

#lightning #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
GOOD BYE FOR NOW TORTUGA 🐢

It’s been a week since the devastating lightning strike that entered Tortuga through her VHF-antenna. Thank you so much for all the kind messages and thoughts you’ve sent our way! ❤️

We had a brilliant time hanging out with cousins in Raleigh NC last weekend getting away from it all for a short while! We wish we could see them more often.

After that we spent the week in Georgetown SC packing up and working to get our heads around our unwanted project. A first survey confirmed what we had feared, most electronics onboard are fried and need to be replaced. Only a couple of the 12V-systems like one of the fridges and one toilet (with no light though 😅💡) and some of the 220V-appliances like the aircon 🙏🏻 are still working. Both engines, all communication systems and all navigation systems are dead. As is the 48V lithium and advanced energy system. We are looking at something like 6-9 months to get everything replaced. 

We had a diver going into the brownish water with alligators (see video 😮). With the 10cm visibility he could not find any abnormalities. Obviously a full survey will be done once on the hard. 

The insurance company says they will cover the repairs, but it’s still our job to make it happen so there have been endless phone calls and e-mails during the week. We will be having the engines repaired in Georgetown SC and then have a skipper move Tortuga to Annapolis MD where we’ll be able to find the right expertise and leave the hurricane belt (hurricane season starts 1 June).

It will be a lengthy process and we will not be able to just sit around and wait. So we’ve packed up our stuff and, after a final sundowner, departed on a 2w road trip to wrap up our family adventure in a more positive way. After that we’ll fly home to Sweden to celebrate midsummer! 🇸🇪🌸🌿 We are for sure looking at several visits back to the US to monitor and drive the process during the coming year though.

#lightning #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
GOOD BYE FOR NOW TORTUGA 🐢

It’s been a week since the devastating lightning strike that entered Tortuga through her VHF-antenna. Thank you so much for all the kind messages and thoughts you’ve sent our way! ❤️

We had a brilliant time hanging out with cousins in Raleigh NC last weekend getting away from it all for a short while! We wish we could see them more often.

After that we spent the week in Georgetown SC packing up and working to get our heads around our unwanted project. A first survey confirmed what we had feared, most electronics onboard are fried and need to be replaced. Only a couple of the 12V-systems like one of the fridges and one toilet (with no light though 😅💡) and some of the 220V-appliances like the aircon 🙏🏻 are still working. Both engines, all communication systems and all navigation systems are dead. As is the 48V lithium and advanced energy system. We are looking at something like 6-9 months to get everything replaced. 

We had a diver going into the brownish water with alligators (see video 😮). With the 10cm visibility he could not find any abnormalities. Obviously a full survey will be done once on the hard. 

The insurance company says they will cover the repairs, but it’s still our job to make it happen so there have been endless phone calls and e-mails during the week. We will be having the engines repaired in Georgetown SC and then have a skipper move Tortuga to Annapolis MD where we’ll be able to find the right expertise and leave the hurricane belt (hurricane season starts 1 June).

It will be a lengthy process and we will not be able to just sit around and wait. So we’ve packed up our stuff and, after a final sundowner, departed on a 2w road trip to wrap up our family adventure in a more positive way. After that we’ll fly home to Sweden to celebrate midsummer! 🇸🇪🌸🌿 We are for sure looking at several visits back to the US to monitor and drive the process during the coming year though.

#lightning #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
GOOD BYE FOR NOW TORTUGA 🐢

It’s been a week since the devastating lightning strike that entered Tortuga through her VHF-antenna. Thank you so much for all the kind messages and thoughts you’ve sent our way! ❤️

We had a brilliant time hanging out with cousins in Raleigh NC last weekend getting away from it all for a short while! We wish we could see them more often.

After that we spent the week in Georgetown SC packing up and working to get our heads around our unwanted project. A first survey confirmed what we had feared, most electronics onboard are fried and need to be replaced. Only a couple of the 12V-systems like one of the fridges and one toilet (with no light though 😅💡) and some of the 220V-appliances like the aircon 🙏🏻 are still working. Both engines, all communication systems and all navigation systems are dead. As is the 48V lithium and advanced energy system. We are looking at something like 6-9 months to get everything replaced. 

We had a diver going into the brownish water with alligators (see video 😮). With the 10cm visibility he could not find any abnormalities. Obviously a full survey will be done once on the hard. 

The insurance company says they will cover the repairs, but it’s still our job to make it happen so there have been endless phone calls and e-mails during the week. We will be having the engines repaired in Georgetown SC and then have a skipper move Tortuga to Annapolis MD where we’ll be able to find the right expertise and leave the hurricane belt (hurricane season starts 1 June).

It will be a lengthy process and we will not be able to just sit around and wait. So we’ve packed up our stuff and, after a final sundowner, departed on a 2w road trip to wrap up our family adventure in a more positive way. After that we’ll fly home to Sweden to celebrate midsummer! 🇸🇪🌸🌿 We are for sure looking at several visits back to the US to monitor and drive the process during the coming year though.

#lightning #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
GOOD BYE FOR NOW TORTUGA 🐢

It’s been a week since the devastating lightning strike that entered Tortuga through her VHF-antenna. Thank you so much for all the kind messages and thoughts you’ve sent our way! ❤️

We had a brilliant time hanging out with cousins in Raleigh NC last weekend getting away from it all for a short while! We wish we could see them more often.

After that we spent the week in Georgetown SC packing up and working to get our heads around our unwanted project. A first survey confirmed what we had feared, most electronics onboard are fried and need to be replaced. Only a couple of the 12V-systems like one of the fridges and one toilet (with no light though 😅💡) and some of the 220V-appliances like the aircon 🙏🏻 are still working. Both engines, all communication systems and all navigation systems are dead. As is the 48V lithium and advanced energy system. We are looking at something like 6-9 months to get everything replaced. 

We had a diver going into the brownish water with alligators (see video 😮). With the 10cm visibility he could not find any abnormalities. Obviously a full survey will be done once on the hard. 

The insurance company says they will cover the repairs, but it’s still our job to make it happen so there have been endless phone calls and e-mails during the week. We will be having the engines repaired in Georgetown SC and then have a skipper move Tortuga to Annapolis MD where we’ll be able to find the right expertise and leave the hurricane belt (hurricane season starts 1 June).

It will be a lengthy process and we will not be able to just sit around and wait. So we’ve packed up our stuff and, after a final sundowner, departed on a 2w road trip to wrap up our family adventure in a more positive way. After that we’ll fly home to Sweden to celebrate midsummer! 🇸🇪🌸🌿 We are for sure looking at several visits back to the US to monitor and drive the process during the coming year though.

#lightning #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
GOOD BYE FOR NOW TORTUGA 🐢 It’s been a week since the devastating lightning strike that entered Tortuga through her VHF-antenna. Thank you so much for all the kind messages and thoughts you’ve sent our way! ❤️ We had a brilliant time hanging out with cousins in Raleigh NC last weekend getting away from it all for a short while! We wish we could see them more often. After that we spent the week in Georgetown SC packing up and working to get our heads around our unwanted project. A first survey confirmed what we had feared, most electronics onboard are fried and need to be replaced. Only a couple of the 12V-systems like one of the fridges and one toilet (with no light though 😅💡) and some of the 220V-appliances like the aircon 🙏🏻 are still working. Both engines, all communication systems and all navigation systems are dead. As is the 48V lithium and advanced energy system. We are looking at something like 6-9 months to get everything replaced. We had a diver going into the brownish water with alligators (see video 😮). With the 10cm visibility he could not find any abnormalities. Obviously a full survey will be done once on the hard. The insurance company says they will cover the repairs, but it’s still our job to make it happen so there have been endless phone calls and e-mails during the week. We will be having the engines repaired in Georgetown SC and then have a skipper move Tortuga to Annapolis MD where we’ll be able to find the right expertise and leave the hurricane belt (hurricane season starts 1 June). It will be a lengthy process and we will not be able to just sit around and wait. So we’ve packed up our stuff and, after a final sundowner, departed on a 2w road trip to wrap up our family adventure in a more positive way. After that we’ll fly home to Sweden to celebrate midsummer! 🇸🇪🌸🌿 We are for sure looking at several visits back to the US to monitor and drive the process during the coming year though. #lightning #sailingfamily #familyadventure #sailingwithkids #lagoon42 #livingfastandslow
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