A boat is hardly visible on this photograph. Five seconds before, the sun was shining and the view was about 2 seamiles. Then, rain clouds were blown over the calm sea.
What you might have seen in the picture above is a very beautiful ship: The Atlantis.
Like the Flying Dutchman himself the ship suddenly appears out of a rain cloud. It was moving starboard and the wind was pushing it heavily.
There were more boats in the water that day.
Another day. On the same boat. A Swan 51 called Verano hosted us for a summer – trip to Sweden. We crossed the Baltic Sea and landed in Stockholm 10 days later. No Storm but good weather and a stop at an island called ChristiansØ.
When you are on a good ship like that, it gives you a secure feeling because you just feel its stability and good design. But the people who run a boat save you, because they care. A boat does not care. When you feel bad because you are seasick, you got help. If the mood is bad, because there are too many people for this small amount of space, somebody makes a joke and you are fine. And if you never stood on a steering wheel before, they show you how to do it and how to use a compass. Even if you think you cannot put anything of your own skills into the crew, you can. The crew of the Verano was amazing and so was the captain. He parked the boat in a real full harbour like he was backing a car out of the garage.
And this is the Verano. The photograph was shot out of the forest in the beautiful coastline of East- Sweden. We got to climb the rocks for that and the boat was tied on a strong tree. The photo on the right shows how the skipper is pumping fuel onboard. There was kind of a pit stop in the Swedish wilderness.
We love to shoot at sea.