Sailing · 26. August 2018
Now I'm in the bus towards Stockholm and will sleep the last night in Sweden at my cousin Anna-Maria.
Sailing · 24. August 2018
So today my adventure on the water sailing is complete, boat is as yesterday back at its spot in Bullandö. Thanks Ulrike and Antonio for accompanying me this whole last week. Martin thanks for joining, even if it was only from Sunday evening till this morning. I fly back to Switzerland Monday evening one week shorter than originally planned, thanks to Sarah and her friends that let me cancel on them. I'm so grateful and happy I managed and I now just want to return home! More about the rest of...
Sailing · 22. August 2018
After the downpour two days ago, we have managed to sail to Utö first and then today to Smådalarö. Both days good wind for where we wanted to end up. Today we started in sunshine and now it's overcast and wind has turned very gusty.
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 · 18. August 2018
So we finally made it to Uttervik for the crayfish party with Camilla and her family. Camilla and I met school year 1987/88 when we both were exchange students in Idaho, USA. Since then we've been friends! So coming to Camilla with family is like coming home for me. We had sought shelter for the thunderstorms in Nävekvarn and got a rain break motoring to the get fast at the bathing pier in Uttervik. Our maneuver went well and just when tying fast the rain broke loose again. When is got...
Sailing · 17. August 2018
Today we started with breakfast in the sun, then cleaning the boat and off we were around 11h. Predictions told us thunderstorms would come around 16h and until then wind would increase. Well this came earlier. We headed for Stora Uttervik first were if possible we would have fastened the boat at the bathing pier, but the wind and direction made that impossible. So we sought shelter in the nearby harbor Nävekvarn. We got here just before the thunder hit with heavy rain. Now we are ready to try...
Sailing · 16. August 2018
When we fasted here at Arkösund harbor at 14.20 o'clock today I suddenly realized: Full circle around south of Sweden is complete! Second week of sailing, June 11th I was here with Christin, her brother Morten and her cousin Thomas. It's become the second last week and I'm here again with Christin. This time her son Alvar. Veronica and Antje are also with us on the boat. Wow! This really is an accomplishment, I'm proud!
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 · 14. August 2018
Today sleeping in the natural harbor we were woken by raindrops hitting the boat at 4 in the morning. All morning it continued to rain off and on. Predictions had been rain from 13h on, that's why I had ordered my crew to leave at 9 o'clock. Plan was to get to Fyrudden's harbor before the big rain hits that also compromises visibility tremendously. We first enjoyed a great breakfast with baked up buns and then were ready to leave at 9, but just then a pour again. So we left 30 minutes later...

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