Here’s a few pictures of me, my sister and my grandpa. They’re from a boating trip we went on to Ona Lighthouse when I was seven years old, in 1997.
My family often spent summers in Molde. Mom is from that area of Norway, and most of her side of the family still lived there during my childhood.
My grandfather died in 2018. But when he lived he loved taking his motorboat out to all the small island communities in that area.
I joined him on a few of those journeys. When I was a kid I would get easily car/boat/plane sick. This got particularly bad the few times I had to sleep in the cabin of grandpa’s boat. But besides that, I loved going on those trips with him.
Having a boat in places like that is like having a car in areas without a lot of public transportation. It gives you the ability to go wherever you want. Having a boat meant for my grandpa the same as I imagine having a car means to my dad. Freedom.
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