Posts tagged with "natural"

Sailing · 20. August 2018
Finally Martin arrived in Trosa to join us at 20h yesterday evening. We went eating at one of the restaurants near the harbor Fiskens and were treated really well. As a treat Martin picked up the bill for all of us Thanks sweetheart!
Sailing · 19. August 2018
Yesterday after a great breakfast at family Björks yellow house, crew change was taking place. Ulrike, Antonio and I left Stora Uttervik's bathing pier shortly before lunch after the security briefing. We sailed in sunshine but with shifting winds for almost 4 hours just off and on needing to motor. We reached Aspöfladen for anchoring towards rocks around 17h. The weather predictions for the night was slightly shifting wind and rain.
Sailing · 15. August 2018
Today rain stopped and we went to Harstena a beautiful island here with a small group of houses and a mini grocery shop, bakery and a restaurant. We placed the boat in a sheltered bay and went for a walk to find everything. On the way here Alvar performed superbly steering again, this time motoring in narrow passages between islands.
Sailing · 13. August 2018
So yesterday we only got 3 sm far from one Västervik harbor to another one called the resort. It was connected to a huge camping ground. We discovered a nice walk with small bridges over some islands just next to the ground. Well getting there wasn't to hard, even some sail practice we managed to fit in in the short distance. But I out of security had decided to wait until today to start a longer leg due to the Kuling warning, gust of up to 18 m/s and normal wind 6 m/s. With such an...
Sailing · 09. August 2018
You already know about us hitting the rock, but not how that day continued. We managed to pass the rock without hitting it at the second try and anchored towards rocks in a natural harbor just south of Oskarshamn. The place looked like a small lake and all of us went for a swim after we were properly tied up. Then there was Anna's quiche that we looked forward to and we were not disappointed. After dinner we had a go at the Japanese chicken game with chopsticks. Dirk came up with the idea to do...
Sailing · 08. August 2018
We have arrived at the first natural harbor on the east coast and just at the entrance the map showed 2 rocks on each side to look out for. I was very careful thinking I had just passed the critical passage so I sped up because gusts were displacing me. Suddenly was there a big bang the keel hit one of the rocks. Sad that it happened, but usually this sailboat with its very condensed keel can take a hit like that. Anna got her real swedish archipelago natural harbor hitting rock experience! Now...
Sailing · 05. July 2018
Today started with overcast sky, which was refreshing after almost 2 weeks in a row of sunshine. We set out to go to the Väderöarna a bit further out towards the open sea. Getting there shortly after 12 o'clock we thought would secure us of one of the scarce spots in the canal called Strömsund. Well, we're wrong. The area was packed with boats and we decided to leave for an optional location just outside Fjällbacka, called Gluppö. Here we had more luck and are now svojing in the bay with...
Sailing · 04. July 2018
So today we started with swimming after breakfast. I had not had the best night, somehow restless listening to sounds of the boat and thinking of changing winds during the night. Another sunny day awaited us with less wind than the last 2 days. We headed west and then north after passing the corner island close to the famous harbor Smögen. Our travel speed picked up from 3,5 knots to about 4, 16 sm took us about 4 hours. It was a very nice passage partly between salmon colored rock island as...
Sailing · 03. July 2018
We had a moderate leg of sailing in front of us today and left Mollösund after another swim shortly before 11h. Still clear blue sky today heading north to our first natural harbor. Again I chose to go most of the way over open water. This turned out to be fast, but extremely uncomfortable, since the waves with a strong west wind came in fairly high from the side rocking us around quite a bit. Also keeping the course was not a piece of cake, since everyone wave turnd us at least 20°. Linn...
Sailing · 25. June 2018
We started the day with a tour of the castle which was very interesting. It has 248 rooms and they were all numbered. We found out that the lord only lived there during summer so all furniture had to be taken apart and taken away or set up every year. No wonder IKEA is swedish, if they mastered this around 1650!

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