Sunday, June 11, 2006

June 11th, 2006

14:10 (Stockholm)
Stockholm, Sweden


Today we heard back from the yacht brokerage and found out there was a miscommunication about our vessel. Although we are still receiving an upgrade, it turns out that it will not be as significant as we had originally thought. The boat we will be sailing on is not the Bavaria 47, but a brand new Bavaria 37, which has more beam and below deck space than our previous boat. Despite being a setback from yesterday’s news, the upgrade comes as an exciting development.

After much deliberation, we have composed an extensive list of provisions and will head out to the grocery store soon. A supporter of Vinci's work and a friend of the team has volunteered to drive us to both a discount grocer and the port, which is 20 minutes NE of Stockholm. He also rented a van yesterday to ferry us to an archeological site an hour outside of Stockholm. At the site we saw over 400 rock carvings depicting images that date back to 1000 AD and bear striking resemblances to Greek carvings and art. More will be written on this in future blog entries.

Yesterday morning we also met the captain for the first time and were happily surprised by his easygoing nature and excitement about our work.

In two and one half hours we will cast off and dance over easy swells. We look forward to sending news of our voyage.

Upwards and Onwards,

the V-TEAM


At 6/12/2006 1:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sail safely and enjoy the ocean.
Man am I Jealous!!!

At 6/13/2006 9:29 AM, Anonymous laila barr said...

I'm looking forward to hearing more about this trip. Hope you have a chance to go to the bronze age grave in Kivik.
-Laila Barr


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