Accordingly, on September 6th Abel gave up his quarters at Regentsen, and left Christiania the next day. He had wanted to say his farewells to Christine in Son and had journeyed there by land. Some days later, Boeck and Moller came down Christianiafjord by boat, stopping late one night at the quay in Son to take Abel on board. It was most likely Trepka’s sloop “Apollo” that on this occasion too was carrying passengers and freight to Copenhagen. They were blessed with a fair breeze at the beginning, but then out off Marstrand they lay becalmed until a stiff wind set in, whereupon the most terrible seasickness assailed the passengers. One of the passengers was so certain his end was nigh that he wrote his last will and testament, twice. Abel and Moller were also sick, but Boeck strolled around like a good-hearted Samaritan and impressed them with his medical skills. By the fifth day, the sea had pacified itself and they could see Kronborg Castle. Abel and Boeck were up at three o’clock in the morning to enjoy the sail in past Helsingør and through the many sailing ships in Øresund. Perhaps Niels Henrik thought about his father who had lived there in his youth, in that beautiful landscape.
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