We arrived in Farsund, Norway just right for the 2nd birthday of Vital on the 23rd of August. 2 days later Sabine and Dario celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary. The same day we sailed into Farsund, SY Belle Epoque arrived too. Last time we met them was in Cordova, Alaska in 2014:
Since we arrived we had presentations and clean-ups on every working day. Above pictiures from high and middle schools.
Here our contest which school can cry the loudest “help our planet”. So they did pretty well:
Last Saturday we went for a field trip with 30 students to some wetlands nearby that counts to the most important spots for migrating birds in the Northern hemisphere. Students were analyzing the progress of the biodiversity after a renaturation, while others caught 340 birds (just in one day) to ring them and collect data.
The Middle School in Farsund also tries to reuse the plastic they find at the beach. Here they do a “greenhouse” project initiated by teacher Agnethe Salvesen:
Andri, Noe and Alegra joined an Optimist regatta in Kristiansand sailing for the local sailing club of Farsund and got 1st, 2nd and 7th. The Club asked them to sail again in the name of the club next weekend. That gives us time to visit more schools in the area and fish: