Troels Kløvedal

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Troels Kløvedal
BornTroels Beha Erichsen
(1943-04-02)2 April 1943
Copenhagen
Died23 December 2018(2018-12-23) (aged 75)
Gravlev
OccupationWriter, Author
NationalityDanish
Period1978–2017
ChildrenMikkel Beha Erichsen
RelativesBjørn Erichsen
Hanne Reintoft
Stine Musse Nielsen
Lise Beha Erichsen

Troels Kløvedal (born Troels Beha Erichsen, 2 April 1943 – 23 December 2018[1]) was a Danish author, long-distance sailor and speaker based in Ebeltoft, Denmark. He is known for his circumnavigation of earth in the steel galleass Nordkaperen, which he and two friends bought in 1967.

Biography[edit]

Kløvedal was son of veterinary physician Asbjørn Beha Erichsen (1903–1971) and preschool director Gurli Marie Larsen (1908–1954). Kløvedal was the father of TV host Mikkel Beha Erichsen and film producer and journalist Lærke Kløvedal, and brother of social worker Hanne Reintoft, executive director Lise Beha Erichsen, TV producer Bjørn Erichsen, and sculptor Minea Beha.

Im the late 1960s, Kløvedal joined the Svanemølle-collective, which in 1970 was renamed to ''Maos Lyst''. Here he changed his name from Beha Erichsen to Kløvedal, like all other members of the collective, named after the elvish city in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.[2]

In 1974 he started his first circumnavigation of earth with Nordkaperen. He has circumnavigated earth three times, and also sailed in waters such as the Aegean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Polynesia, China Seas and among Indonesian isles.

In the 1970s Kløvedal started to publish his travel experiences in Denmark with photos and text, later followed by travel reports and travel books. In 1977 he married nurse Maiken Junker Kløvedal, with whom he had a daughter, Lærke Kløvedal. In 1980 they divorced. After that he met Ruth Hagerup Andersen, whom he lived with for 15 years. Together they had two daughters, Gurli Marie and Sille.[3]

In 1978 Kløvedal published his first book, Kærligheden, kildevandet... og det blå ocean,[4] He has since published 17 books, a lot of movies and held about 2.000 talks.[3][5]

In 2002 Kløvedal married Else Marie Meldgaard, with whom he got the son Asbjørn.

In 2010 he was the narrator and organizer in seven TV programs on national broadcaster DR about the Danish Navy's history, where he, among others, interviewed Queen Margrethe II.[6]

In 2013 the TV program Mit Danmark shown on TV 2 Fri, where Troels Kløvedal travels with Nordkaperen in Denmark and tells about the history, geography, nature, culture and religion of Denmark. [7]

In 2015 Kløvedal sailed with the Nordkaperen to Greece and followed Odysseus's journey. This resulted in the TV 2 program Nordkaperen i Grækenland.[8]

In October 2016 Kløvedal announced that he had been diagnosed with the lung disease bronchiectasis and the rare and aggressive disease ALS, who slowly paralyzes the body.[9]

Kløvedal was made Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog in 2016.[10]

In the book 'Alle mine morgener på jorden' fra 2017 Kløvedal told that he, with the help of lawyer Knud Foldschack, had ensured that Nordkaperen could continue to sail after his death. He wrote: "I have bequeathed the ship to my 5 children and 10 young navigators, who all have borrowed Nordkaperen in longer periods, and can board directly and sail in it."[11]

On 1 November 2018 the Danish Natural History Museum in Aarhus opened an exhibition about Troels Kløvedal, which exhibits photos, videos, and cultural and natural historic objects, that he collected on his journeys. In October 2019 the exhibition reopens on M/S Museet for Søfart in Helsingør.

Troels Kløvedal died on 23. December 2018 due to the incureble lung disease bronchiectasia and ALS.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Kærligheden, kildevandet... og det blå ocean, 1978
  • Fra Tahiti til Thyborøn med Nordkaperen, 1980
  • Fra mit hjerte, min køjesæk og min græske logbog, 1982
  • Med Nordøstpassaten over Atlanten (børnebog), 1982
  • Sydhavssejlads (børnebog), 1982
  • Mod indonesiske vulkaner, (børnebog) 1983
  • Bidevind og blåhvaler, 1984
  • Med monsunen hjemover (børnebog), 1984
  • Grækenland igen, efterårssejlads gennem et slør af vinløvsranker – de ioniske øer i aftenlys (novelle), 1984
  • Højsommer, 1986
  • At synge, at danse og at bede sammen (novelle), 1987
  • Hvad sang sirenerne, 1989
  • Øerne under vinden, 1992
  • Til søs med Gurli Marie : en eventyrlig rejse til Polynesien (børnebog), 1992
  • Den tynde hud : erindringer om en barndom og opvækst, 1994
  • Afrodites smil : en rejse fra det Indiske Ocean til Ægæerhavet, 1996
  • At være et frit menneske (essays), 1997
  • Åbn din dør for din nabo (essays), 2002
  • - og den halve verden, 2002
  • Kineserne syr med lang tråd : på togt med Nordkaperen op ad Yangtze, 2004
  • Med Asbjørn på de store oceaner, 2005
  • Fortællinger fra den danske flådes historie gennem 500 år, 2010
  • Alle mine morgener på jorden: Mit autodidakte liv, 2017

Movies[edit]

  • Troels Kløvedal og Nordkaperen i det Indiske Ocean - Op langs Malabarkysten
  • Troels Kløvedal og Nordkaperen i det Indiske Ocean - Med nord-øst monsunen til Oman
  • Troels Kløvedal og Nordkaperen i det Indiske Ocean - På togt i det Røde Hav
  • Troels Kløvedal og Nordkaperen i det Indiske Ocean - På togt i Andamanerhavet
  • Rejsen til verdens navle

Kløvedal appeared in the movie Cirkus Ildebrand i 1995.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Nekrolog: Søfareren Troels Kløvedals eventyr er forbi. Han døde 75 år gammel". DR (in Danish). Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  2. ^ ""Folk reagerer mere på, at jeg bor i Hellerup end i kollektiv"". gentofte.lokalavisen.dk. Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  3. ^ a b "Kløvedal: Jeg vil helst først dø på mandag | Søndagsavisen". Søndagsavisen.dk (in Danish). 2010-08-14. Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  4. ^ "Kløvedal, Troels". Forfatterweb. Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  5. ^ "Kløvedal til minbaad.dk: Jeg savner morgenerne på vandet". minbaad.dk (in DK). Retrieved 2018-12-29.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  6. ^ "Kløvedal fortæller flådehistorie på DR1". DR (in Danish). Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  7. ^ "Troels Kløvedal på TV 2 Fri". omtv2.tv2.dk. Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  8. ^ "Troels Kløvedal: Skipperen har en sikker havn i Gravlev". syddjurs.lokalavisen.dk. Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  9. ^ "Troels Kløvedal dødeligt syg: - Jeg dør snart - TV 2". nyheder.tv2.dk (in Danish). 2016-10-12. Retrieved 2018-12-29.
  10. ^ Dronningen giver ridderkorset til Troels Kløvedal, Maja Lærke Maach, DR.dk, 28. december 2016
  11. ^ "Kløvedal har skrevet testamente: Det sker med Nordkaperen". TV2 ØSTJYLLAND (in Danish). 2017-12-01. Retrieved 2018-12-29.

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