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Here comes a series of pictures from a trip with "Nordboen", where she is "at work" - - -
It must be kept in mind, that "Nordboen" was not just for fun, but a serious business intended to make a living by taking sailing ship enthusiasts on scenic and interesting trips around the beautiful Danish islands.
The following pictures are taken on such a trip, with a load of German tourists getting the "feeling" and learning how such a traditional ships works.
It is end of season,- October 1988 -, and the tourists got good value for their money with various types of weather changing from calm, with sparkling sunshine and clear blue sky, as well as more rough weather with wind up to about 15 meters per second.
 
 



"Nordboen"
"Nordboen" safely moored at the small local port at island Lyø, while the passengers explore the island -
(Photography by karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


"Nordboen"
But here is what it is all about,- enjoying the "feeling" of being at sea on a traditional sailing ship -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Nordboen"
Learning how the rigging works - -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Nordboen"
- and taking active part in sailing the ship -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


"Nordboen"
- very often hard work -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Nordboen"
- but it is good for you,- and you learn new skills -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Nordboen"
- like the very important job of peeling potatoes for the superb dinners -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Nordboen"
- and learning the secrets of reading a chart -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 
 


"Nordboen"
- and in-between just enjoying the sensation of flying over the ocean only driven be the wind -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Nordboen"
- morning, - entering ThurøSund -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Nordboen"
- the sailors enjoying Thurø Sund -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 


Thurø Sund
- and enjoying the sights of the many scenic and wonderful "secrets" along the coastline -
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)
 
 
 


"Nordboen"
Me at the wheel,- sailing into dusk at the end of the day -
(Photography by Peter Wusteman)
 
 
 

Click  HERE  to see "Nordboen at Work", - part 2 -, and "Epilogue".

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Updated: Jan.06.2006
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