June 16, 2004

Bjarne's parents have arrived to light a fire under our butts.  Packing the house is progressing well now, and we are putting finishing touches on Freya.  The local economy is benefitting from our liberal cash infusions. We've chosen, bought, and installed a liferaft, since some of our friends refused to let us leave without one.  The air-conditioning...I mean, ventilation system has been improved by installing our Dorade box. We have two rooms in the house dedicated to laying out our provisions and gear, which all somehow needs to be stuffed onto the boat in the next few days.