@matsgrimseth - Mats Grimsæth

Photographer, Explorer & Public speaker Planning to sail around America in 2020⛵️ Facebook.com/matsgrimseth matsgrimseth@gmail.com YouTube channel🎥👇🏻
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12.12. Even though we smile, nothing went as planned this time either. After spending good time resting and sorting thoughts. I longed to set sail with good people again. Three years ago, I could never have planned to sail along the Norwegian coast in December, but there is something about this time. Those days you get thousands of stars on duty and good wind. Perhaps the northern lights show off their best side and you get 3 hours of red sky and white mountain peaks. The feeling of getting into the sleeping bag after freezing the last hour on duty, I love it. I find a completely different calm on the ocean. But with sailboat or boat in general there is always a risk of things that can go wrong, in 2 days i had about 6hrs of sleep. In the middle of the night on the Vestfjord, the engine stopped as we headed south towards the wind that settled up. Had it been 30 min later we had gotten stuck inside a fjord and stood above a demanding situation. In rolling sea with my head upside down into the engine room, I try to change diesel filters, but soon see that there's diesel demons from another planet that has attacked us. Without a motor, we sail westwards towards Skrova and I call up the Coastal Radio and say that we need assistance to go to the dock when we approach. Vestfjorden offers wind that picks up and the wind extinguishes the stove, which makes the boat fill with smoke as I stand upside with diesel smell in my face. Then the road is short for feeding the crabs throughout the Vestfjord. We come safely to the dock with help from Redningsselskapet and started to fix the problem. Fortunately, my experience the last weeks has given me a little sense, after the two days here I am completely down at 0 again and not much energy. But after a few hours, I feel fine again, and the desire to give gas further is there. This is where it's hard for me to hold back, but I realized that it’s the most clever to do. So the boat was parked in Bodø and we'll try again next time with even better charged batteries. ️
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12.12. Even though we smile, nothing went as planned this time either. After spending good time resting and sorting thoughts. I longed to set sail with good people again. Three years ago, I could never have planned to sail along the Norwegian coast i

Jeg prøver å fylle storsalen i Colosseum 23.1!! Se for deg at du har en ide, som blir til en drøm. Så tør du ikke helt satse, fordi du er usikker på om det er mulig. Så hører du med noen andre og de mener du skal gå all inn og støtter deg. Så gjør du det! På mandag la jeg ut 260 plasser til Mats & Røvere - Helaften Sal 2 i Colosseum, de ble revet bort på 4 timer. Nå etter mye pågang og enda mer støtte har vi satt opp gratis helaften i Storsalen i Colosseum!! Sjekk ut link i bio og kom gjerne🤘
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Jeg prøver å fylle storsalen i Colosseum 23.1!! Se for deg at du har en ide, som blir til en drøm. Så tør du ikke helt satse, fordi du er usikker på om det er mulig. Så hører du med noen andre og de mener du skal gå all inn og støtter deg. Så gjør du

Finally headed north and out on the ocean again! 10 days with good people and no stress️
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Finally headed north and out on the ocean again! 10 days with good people and no stress️

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Jeg har hatt en ide som jeg har drømt om i over et år! Å kunne samle noen av de som har og inspirerer meg i hverdagen til en helaften i Oslo! Og nå gunner jeg for å få det til. En helaften med Mats & Røvere, hvor jeg deler min historie og vi skal snakke om det som kan være vanskelig noen ganger. Og ALLE er velkomne! Sjekk ut link i bio eller story for å finne arrangementet på face Håper du vil komme!
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Jeg har hatt en ide som jeg har drømt om i over et år! Å kunne samle noen av de som har og inspirerer meg i hverdagen til en helaften i Oslo! Og nå gunner jeg for å få det til. En helaften med Mats & Røvere, hvor jeg deler min historie og vi skal sna

No, I'm not gay because I speak loudly about emotions and my own mental health! It makes me mad and annoyed that by now we do not actually have a society where it's easy to love the one you want. A society where people of all ages are sometimes terrified to talk about how they are, what they are struggling with and what they are not proud of. People get broken, they spend hours, weeks, months or years trying to feel happy or get out of the bed to cook coffee. Someone does not make the fight and take their life. Dear boy, little brother, big brother, single child, dad, grandpa or grandfather. I understand why we boys are a bit extra afraid to talk loudly about how we feel. Perhaps you come from a home where it's though love and if you cry or talk about feelings then it's seen as showing weakness. I even remember at school how often gay was used as a bad word. - Hoy! Are you crying!? Are you gay or!? In my desperate attempt to be accepted, I used the word to make fun of others, I'm not proud of it. I've had grown men, at age with my dad. Who comes to me after lectures and thank me for showing that we can talk about it. That you are not weak, you don’t become less man of it and you are not automatically gay of talking about it either. To the boys! Relax now for the hell off. Do not help create a society where we are afraid of what others think about talking about difficult topics. If you like boys, girls or both on a sunday. It has nothing to do with what you are talking about and not. Before, I might have been embarrassed if someone called or compared me to a gay, but when I get that comment today, I get angry that someone may be so far out. But I'm also proud! Because if you are gay or bisexual, it means you dare to stand out as the good person you are and show love to the one you want. And that inspires me! So remember now, biggest of all is love. Love who you want and please. Talk to the one you want about what you want.
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No, I'm not gay because I speak loudly about emotions and my own mental health! It makes me mad and annoyed that by now we do not actually have a society where it's easy to love the one you want. A society where people of all ages are sometimes terri

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Even though I quit my job as full time skipper for @seilnorge I’m not done️ Next year I will do only expeditions on board Valiente. Sail places I have been before and explore new places, make sure to check out SailNorway.com to join us🤘 #norgesbesteinsta
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Even though I quit my job as full time skipper for @seilnorge I’m not done️ Next year I will do only expeditions on board Valiente. Sail places I have been before and explore new places, make sure to check out SailNorway.com to join us🤘 #norgesbestei

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My mom said: - It’s strange how it always comes something good out of everything. If my mom didn’t get cancer a year ago or if I didn’t meet the wall. We would have never been out training like this together. Just 4 months after my mom finished her chemotherapy I couldn’t keep up with here walking up the hills.
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My mom said: - It’s strange how it always comes something good out of everything. If my mom didn’t get cancer a year ago or if I didn’t meet the wall. We would have never been out training like this together. Just 4 months after my mom finished her c

02.12: Now I have spent 6 days in a cabin in Jotunheimen, without power, water and toilet. Perfect for me in other words. With dog and good company. It was here that I finally hit 0 and found the calm. I've been so much on the go for the last 2 years that I don’t remember about half of the dreams and moments I've lived out. I have photographed and shared but not digested. Here I spent several hours cooking on an old stone stove. I listened to music and fired in the fireplace. Just sat there and watched the flames for hours without saying anything or thinking about anything. Finally, I could mimic some of the highlights from this year. I have watched polar bears in close proximity and I have sailed in a storm in the North Atlantic that could get people to see death in the eye. But experiencing anxiety is what scares me the most. It's strange how I could not deal with the Norwegian language at school,  suddenly I’m writing and sharing, and I like it. In the future, I hope to write longer and short stories to share with you. #norgesbesteinsta
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02.12: Now I have spent 6 days in a cabin in Jotunheimen, without power, water and toilet. Perfect for me in other words. With dog and good company. It was here that I finally hit 0 and found the calm. I've been so much on the go for the last 2 years

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26.11: It's hard to find words for the gratitude and how humble I've felt the last 24 hours. All the love sent my way, the gratitude of unknown people who thank me for talking about it out loud, the comments and stories that have been shared with me. I wish you could be me the last day, after all the messages I have received from friends, people I look up to and unknown people who have experienced and experience the same. You will be as surprised as me over how many around you that are struggling or have struggled with the same. It also shows the need to talk loudly about it! I have had conversations with men who have never talked about it out loud, people who have lost the ability to talk and people that have not been able to go out of bed for several months. For me it has not hit me so hard physically, for me the fight is in my head. To learn how to hold back and put on the brakes. When I got out of the hospital in Lofoten there was this magic light and at once I feel the energy coming and the idea of continuing is back. Just keep going on. Fortunately, the most scary experience in my life has gotten me on better thoughts. I went straight to my family in Larvik and calmed down. Even though I relaxed on the couch and did things that were good to me, I laid every night with high heart rate and cold sweat. For me the best would be to sail out with my own sailboat and disconnect completely, it was not an option because my sailboat is still being repaired. So I brought my best friend Boy with me and drove up on Valdresflya in magical winter weather. It was -15 celsius and a sunrise that will be hard to forget. Here there was room enough to find a calmer heart rate. Thank you again to all you amazing people for all the love! #norgesbesteinsta
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26.11: It's hard to find words for the gratitude and how humble I've felt the last 24 hours. All the love sent my way, the gratitude of unknown people who thank me for talking about it out loud, the comments and stories that have been shared with me.

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The last weeks, I have been honest and talked openly about things I have never done in social media. Yes, it's scary to share and talk loudly about things you might not talk about daily, but that I've done that and the response I've received. Others who share their stories, those who thank me for making it easier for them to talk about it will keep me going. Because the need is there to harmless themes that are taboos to talk about, topics we are afraid to talk about and not proud of. That's why I share this story: 17.11. The day everything went dark, I got a mental collapse on a trip alone. I fainted and fell. Even with all the training and experience I have when I woke up I did not understand anything. Not where I was and what I did here. I have never felt so much fear and panic at the same time. I felt helpless and very small. I trigger my emergency beacon and after 1 hour I am found heavily cooled down by helicopter. When the rescue team raise me up I cry on the shoulder of the male doctor, where we stay for several minutes and I scream loudly. I can not stand on my own legs, the unscarred young skipper is embraced by grown men. I feel so small. I feel unsuccessful. But the biggest feeling is fear, imagine I've pushed my body for so long that it just says no? I am still sick by the idea that it is possible. Everything went well physically, but now it was the mental struggle that I had to face. All I have failed was to take care of myself. Now I have been on sick leave for 2 weeks and spent a lot of time with family and have reached 0 that I have not reached the last 2 years. From here it will go upwards with another pace. #norgesbesteinsta
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The last weeks, I have been honest and talked openly about things I have never done in social media. Yes, it's scary to share and talk loudly about things you might not talk about daily, but that I've done that and the response I've received. Others

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@redbullphotography You will only come back stronger, buddy! Oaks grow strong in contrary winds. 💪 lots of love from your RB fam

I samarbeid med @dreams.app så oppfordrer jeg deg til å ikke handle på salg når Black Friday galskapen tar av. Hvor mye av det du kjøper denne dagen bruker du egentlig daglig? Jeg velger heller å spare til min største drøm som er å seile rundt hele Amerika i 2020 med @dreams.app! For dere som ikke vet hva Dreams app er, så er det en spare-app som gjør det enkelt og gøy å spare penger til din drøm. Du kan bruke autopiloten som sparer automatisk det du trenger eller andre funksjoner som hjelper deg å oppnå din drøm! Via link i bio så kan du lese mer #blackfridayfakta
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I samarbeid med @dreams.app så oppfordrer jeg deg til å ikke handle på salg når Black Friday galskapen tar av. Hvor mye av det du kjøper denne dagen bruker du egentlig daglig? Jeg velger heller å spare til min største drøm som er å seile rundt hele A

Wow! Lokalavisa Østlands-Posten hvor det hele har starta la idag ut en sak om at jeg er 1/10 som er nominert til å representere Larvik i en landsfinale i Norges Beste på Instagram. Vet nå ikke helt hva den tittelen betyr, men hvis det jeg deler her av egne historier, gyldne øyeblikk, sårbare og ekte øyeblikk og en ærlig historie om det å følge drømmen med oppturer og nedturer. Blir utnevnt til å få mer oppmerksomhet så syntes jeg det er ganske rått! Så stem på meg, hvis du vil ha mer av det ekte og ikke # profiler hvor alt handler om likes. Link i bio og story  Tusen takk til de som har nominert meg, dette kom overraskende på https://www.op.no/larvik/norgesbesteinsta/nyheter/10-personer-fra-larvik-kjemper-om-a-bli-norges-beste-pa-instagram-stem-pa-din-favoritt-her/s/5-36-679572
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Wow! Lokalavisa Østlands-Posten hvor det hele har starta la idag ut en sak om at jeg er 1/10 som er nominert til å representere Larvik i en landsfinale i Norges Beste på Instagram. Vet nå ikke helt hva den tittelen betyr, men hvis det jeg deler her a

After being cleared by the Ambulance on land, we stood there. Saturday night far out in the middle of nowhere as the local taxi lady said. The boat was towed to land by Coast Guard, no big damage. But there were still gases and a strong smokesmell on board. We had to get to Tromsø to go to hotel. So I called Gunn, the local hereafter referred to as the taxihero in the Nord-Lenangen. I asked if it was possible to buy some food on the road , because we had not eaten since breakfast. Everything was closed and no ferries went, so the trip to Tromsø was now 3 hours long. When Gunn arrives at the agreed time, she has been home and brought homemade stew, soda and fruit. We are speechless and totally agree that the taxihero is today’s hero after the Coast Guard. We are so tired that we fall asleep and have a quiet taxi ride. Well in Tromsø, we thank Gunn again for doing the little extra. The next day, Gunn looked up my number because she was so worried about how it had gone and was so happy we came from it in good shape. I never stop being surprised how many good people there are, thank you Gunn for for the pleasure of meeting you. Now I'm looking forward to stopping by you the next time I sail by!️
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After being cleared by the Ambulance on land, we stood there. Saturday night far out in the middle of nowhere as the local taxi lady said. The boat was towed to land by Coast Guard, no big damage. But there were still gases and a strong smokesmell on

🆘10.11.18 - Time 1445. Position: N69¨59.5’ E20¨17.1’
Coastal Radio North, Coastal Radio North, this is sailing vessel YouExplore. “Yes, this is Coastal Radio North.” We have fire on board, i repeat we have electrical fire on board.
I'm on my way back with course for Tromsø, trying to process everything that happened this day. We have just taken down the sail and the sea north of Lyngen mirrors the red sky. Then the smoke detector alarm goes off, I respond immediately to check the situation. I am trained for these situations and in the last 3 years I have been behind the helm going through different critical situations that may occur. I immediately see that there is an electric fire in the wires behind the 12V panel on board. I grab the nearest fire extinguisher that is tactically placed and extinguishes the fire with a CO extinguisher. It takes out fire right away and I get away from the smoke. Gets fresh air and reassessing the situation, when I come in to call the coastal radio the fire has broken out again. I put it out once again and grab the VHF to reach as many boats as possible with the distress call that we have a fire on board. I have to cancel the call, when the smoke makes it hard to breathe. I always have a handheld VHF outside, I use this and make sure they have our position. I go down and make sure that we have survival suits on the deck in case this is getting out of control and we must leave the boat. On my way back through the boat, the fire is back. I know I have to turn of the main power since this is an electric fire. But if I do, we'll be completely black and the fire and sparkle is right next to the switch. After a new effort to extinguish the fire, I turn off the power and get out. Close all the hatches and we wait on deck, while the Coast Guard has reported that they are not far away. I have inhaled a lot of smoke and I feel more and more ill. The Coast Guard responds with a medical team that starts treatment and get me stabilized. This day, I saved lifes and the sailboat, because of good training, experience, proper placement of extinguisher and good alertness along the coast. A huge thank you to Coastal Radio, Coast Guard++!! All ok️
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🆘10.11.18 - Time 1445. Position: N69¨59.5’ E20¨17.1’ Coastal Radio North, Coastal Radio North, this is sailing vessel YouExplore. “Yes, this is Coastal Radio North.” We have fire on board, i repeat we have electrical fire on board. I'm on my way back

Whale hello there (swipe for video) After sailing out under the northern lights, a northern light stronger than moonlight. It almost felt as if nature gave something back after the amount of struggle the last weeks. And this moment on the sea north of Tromsø gave me so much energy and joy. I had no clue that the next day would be even better. Just before lunch, I arrived at the area around Skjervøy where the whales have entered the fjords to hunt for herring. For 2 days the boat was surrounded by killer whales and humpback whales. The closest I could almost take on from the boat. I just stood there behind the wheel on the sailboat and smiled, smiled in a way I had not done for a long time. The feeling of freedom, a huge pleasure to be in nature and so close to these amazing animals was my therapy and contribution to stress down. Link in bio to full video️
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Whale hello there (swipe for video) After sailing out under the northern lights, a northern light stronger than moonlight. It almost felt as if nature gave something back after the amount of struggle the last weeks. And this moment on the sea north o

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@thomasengeset Herregød så rått🙏🏻🙏🏻

@thomasengeset Slutt å gni det inn med 70.000 hvalrosser @matsgrimseth😩

There is no doubt that the perfect place for me to take a break and slow down had been at sea on board my own sailboat. Because that's what I was suppose to do, complete the dream of sailing the entire Norwegian coast to the border with Russia. But there was no possibility for that since the rig on my sailboat was damaged, and I was actually pretty tired of sailboats. So I actually looked up on google: Cheap all inclusive travel to a warm place. Just when i was researching, my good friend Robin Dale Oen calls, he had a 50 foot sailboat in Tromsø where they mounted a new engine. I could borrow it to complete the dream, come here he said. I suddenly realized that yes, that's what I'm going to do. That he would borrow me such a awesome boat was so generous, just to help me with the dream and that I could have time alone on the ocean. I packed what I needed without blinking with my eye, sent it with the Hurtigruten to Tromsø and flew north on the same day. Even though I was a pretty tired of sailboats, I got a whole new motivation and joy when I saw the sailboat. The engine started on first try and the joy was high for me, Robin and Gisle. They rushed on to reach the plane south, I enjoyed the resting pace that came when i was getting to know the boat. My good friend Sture who always supports me when I'm in Tromsø came and helped with fixing and washing, we took a couple of beers and enjoyed the time on board. The next day my good friend Robin came and helped me with transportation, a guy who has always tried to help me when I have been in Tromsø the last years. I didn’t actually want to be among other people, but those guys here reminded me of how good it is to have a good herd around you. Now there was life in the dream of completing the Norwegian coast again! I got ready and sailed out under the northern lights.️
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There is no doubt that the perfect place for me to take a break and slow down had been at sea on board my own sailboat. Because that's what I was suppose to do, complete the dream of sailing the entire Norwegian coast to the border with Russia. But t

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It was not until the lecture I had in Arendal, on the question I asked the audience: Do you take care of yourself? That I understood it, because I did not raise my hand. Then I said, I have quitted the dream job because I did not take care of myself. Last year I work with two jobs 24/7, this year I tried to step down. But not good enough. Since March I have been on the go, if it has not been on work for SeilNorge, I have done other assignments on my own company. In a constant race to live the dream, but what happens when chasing the dream takes your breath away? When the only time you really take good time to breath is when you get so sick that your body says enough is enough? When you get so tired that you can not talk to your family because you know in a few hours, new guests will come on board and you will be 200% on as a skipper. Is that the dream? It took time to realize this because I usually work until the body says stop. Then I take a little break and go full speed again. Because I lived the dream! I heard that often after each lecture. In weekly comments. So what would people think when I suddenly quit the dream job as a skipper? What would my boss think? He who has given me so much confidence and believed in me as never before. What would you think? These thoughts, what if. They are so easy to get, but I have a golden rule to give more fuck about what others think about me and what I do. That's what I'm standing on a scene and telling hundreds of people, then encourage them to do it! So now it was time that I did it for myself and took care of myself. I'm not done as a skipper, not at all! But now I'll find the speed that suits me and what gives me more. My ️ has been damaged and had to go on land, I would do something as easy as rigging down the mast. I have done it several times before, but it was this day I realized how mentally tired I was. I knocked out the bolt that holds the mast before the mast was safe. The furler comes to my face at full speed and I protect my face with my hand, then I see in slow motion the mast fall backwards over the boat in the water. I go in shock, shaking, start to cry and get a breakdown. Last in comment⬇️🆘
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It was not until the lecture I had in Arendal, on the question I asked the audience: "Do you take care of yourself?" That I understood it, because I did not raise my hand. Then I said, I have quitted the dream job because I did not take care of mysel

Back online! I deleted social media apps on my phone and logged out for a week. To go on my first vacation since March, recharge my batteries and finish my dream to sail the whole Norwegian coastline. Pretty much everything went not as planned. My dream is on hold again, and it was a interesting «vacation», even if I was not online I have documented all. The next days I will share the whole story, a story that actually needs to be shared over more then 1 post. I have never been so mentally tired, I had a small mental breakdown, I have been mad and I have cried. But I have also been smiling like never before, experienced moments hard to describe. Like these 3 moments, my top 3 moments from this week that made it all worth it. Those moments make working really hard for your dream worth it. And say hi to my new friends! #vacationmyass
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Back online! I deleted social media apps on my phone and logged out for a week. To go on my first vacation since March, recharge my batteries and finish my dream to sail the whole Norwegian coastline. Pretty much everything went not as planned. My dr