I am really grateful for this moment one mile outside Kråkenes lighthouse, at Stadhavet, where I was able to shoot this image of "Fullriggeren Sørlandet". This evening ended with a beautiful sunset, some nice clouds and no wind. I repeat, no wind :-) This is one of my best selling image. The beautiful lady Sørlandet from 1927 and the colorful sky appeals to a lot of people. You can find the image in my store and purchase a print if you want to join in.
Construction on the Sørlandet was started in 1925 at Høivolds Mek shipyard in the city of Kristiansand on the south coast of Norway based on a 25,000£ grant from ship owner O.A.T. Skjelbred.Completed in May 28th 1927, she measured 210 feet in length and 577 gross tons. She was given the name Sørlandet after the Norwegian region from where she originates.
On her maiden voyage to Oslo in 1927, Sørlandet was inspected by King Haakon and Crown Prince Olav. Later in the same year, she set sail for London with 90 young trainees on board. In 2015 the Foundation established it's own boarding high school, A+ World Academy.