Torbjørn was eight and Telma five when we set sail in earnest. These two city kids were taught to watch out for the tram and to wait for the green man to appear at the crossing lights before walking. However, the thin layer of civilization and way of living adapted to city life wore off surprisingly quickly. Two other children emerged, wild and untamed, as if they had been there the whole time and were just waiting for the right time to step forward.
— Fra forordet av Tone Elin Solholm
Finally, I was going to show our children the world as I had seen it. Giving them a chance to feel and explore. To give them a ballast of confidence and a sensation that the world is wonderful with limitless opportunities. The mere awareness of this fact will hopefully make them more resilient to future challenges. And though the fear of the ocean and the responsibility of the safety of our family was enormous, the dream of taking them on such an endeavour was bigger.
— Fra etterordet av Torkil Færø